Reclaimed wood furniture is not only environmentally friendly, but it can also mean you get to own something beautiful without it costing you a lot of money. If you are looking to create a vintage and unique look in your kitchen, it makes sense to use authentic materials for this. This can also be an incredibly satisfying project because you can restore furniture that would otherwise have been lost – it is something to feel proud about.
One of the great benefits of choosing reclaimed wood furniture is that it can mean you can get hold of high quality wood (e.g. oak, rosewood, and walnut) for a lot less than it might otherwise cost. Even if the furniture is in such a state of repair that you can only salvage the wood, it can still be worthwhile doing because it can save you money.
A lot of effort can go into make modern retro furniture look like the real thing, but there is always at least a slight tinge of it being fake. Reclaimed wood furniture is unmistakably genuine and is going to have character, and the signs of age can add significantly to the beauty of the piece. Creating a genuine historical look in your kitchen is going to be much easier if you use items that have been reclaimed.
Reclaimed furniture can be the right choice if you are looking to create something unique. This is because a lot of this stuff was created before mass production when each piece would look slightly different. It is also possible to make something that looks contemporary but uses reclaimed wood, and you can end up with something that really looks special.
There is growing concern about the effects humans have on the environment, but reclaimed furniture, especially bespoke dining tables are a sustainable way to make your kitchen beautiful. It means you are going to be doing your bit to protect the earth for future generations because no new trees need to be cut down on your behalf. It means that you will be using green products that environmentally friendly.
Some reclaimed furniture is only going to need a few repairs in order for it to be functional enough to use in your kitchen. This is the type of project that you may be able to easily do even if you are not much of a DIY person. Some of the best options for reclaimed furniture involve pieces that require major repairs or where the best option is to use the wood to create something new. If this is what you are after, it helps to have some modest DIY skills (as well as the right tools) or be willing to pay somebody else to do the work for you.
There are many places where you can find get your hands on old furniture. You can sometimes pick amazing pieces up from rubbish tips or outside people’s houses – it’s always best to ask first. Another option is to look at classified ads because you can pick up some amazing deals (try places like Loot or Craigslist). There are also plenty of second-hand shops that specialise in this type of furniture, and it is definitely worth checking out your local flea market.