Well, we're all trying to live more green these days and one great way to do that is to incorporate reclaimed materials into your renovation or decorating project. These five companies offer some of the most beautiful in reclaimed wood products. Whether they do it by giving a dying tree new life as a dining table or repurposing antique boards from barns, bridges, warehouses and mills, the result is stunning!
These have to be the most magnificent floors ever! These character-rich floors are from the Cooperage Collection at Olde TimberStone. Made from authentic wine barrel heads, each plank is truly unique. The wood is milled to display the original stamps and markings from the barrel as well as the stain colour left by the wine. A wood floor this fabulous doesn't come cheap, but the warmth & history it will add to your home is worth it! Just don't lay down the dough until you're sure you're living in your "forever" house.
"Made from trees that would have otherwise been discarded", each piece of furniture from Urban Hardwoods tells a story. These console tables are my favourite from their current inventory. Although I'm sure that I would be constantly dropping my keys through this last table, it's sculptural beauty would make up for the inconvenience!
There is nothing more beautiful than exposed, wood, ceiling beams. They are so much more beautiful than the boring drywall ceilings we all have now. If you have a soaring ceiling, then what better way to up the WOW factor of your space than to clad it in reclaimed wood beams from Elmwood Reclaimed Timber?
The craftsmen over at George Nakashima have continued the tradition of quality workmanship as set forth by George himself. Each piece of reclaimed wood speaks to the craftsmen and they develop the concept of each piece based on "what the wood is asking to reveal".
If you love the look of vintage, wide plank flooring, but aren't jazzed by the markings of the wine barrels, then reclaimed hardwood from Canadian Heritage Timber is for you. These charming floors work with any decor style. They can add a rustic edge to a modern space or timeless elegance to a traditional home.