Being at home in a house with elements source from an old barn might make you feel a sense of warmth and history surrounding you – and it doesn’t mean you have to do the milking 2x/day! There are new and creative ways to work with reclaimed wood from just about any source! The wood can be finished in different ways – paint, stain, etc., and it’s important to consider the type of wood and it’s source before deciding on the finishing touches.
Barn doors need special hardware to hold the heavy weight, and sliding barn doors require hardware for style and function.
Reclaimed wood door (designed by Gordon Stone of CB2)From The Brooklyn Home Company (above)
Flooring and wall coverings of reclaimed wood can also add spunk to a room. There are many different types of wood – black walnut, red oak, pine, oak, etc, and the options for finishing the wood are close to endless. Stain, paint, beeswax, and lime finishes can be mixed and matched and it’s important to get the right finish on the wood to create the desired affect in the room.
Floor detail from our North Forest Drive 2011 Parade of Homes (wood sourced locally)
We also think that furniture from reclaimed wood can simply add to a room without requiring floor or wall covering renovations! This cabinet and sideboard are both made from reclaimed wood, causing each finished piece to be unique!Cabinet (above) and Sideboard (below) made of reclaimed woodLet us know if you’re looking for a local source for reclaimed wood or looking to add some style and character to a room with weathered or reclaimed wood elements!