Reclaimed Wood Furniture in Multiple Styles
When you select reclaimed wood and other recycled materials for your custom furniture, you will be supporting eco-friendly business practices and giving new life to resources that are still useful but would otherwise end up in a landfill. You don’t have to look far for these materials, either. They could come from your own house after a remodeling project, a foray to a flea market, or from a supply of salvaged wood your local CustomMade artisan may have at hand.
Perhaps you’re aware of the environmental benefits of custom barnwood furniture and other repurposed building materials but aren’t sure products made from these resources will match the style you want for your home. Rest assured, there is no single “recycled wood furniture” style. Take a look at some of the creative ways CustomMade artisans have incorporated salvaged materials into furniture in a variety of styles.
The description, “Modern/Rustic,” of this kitchen by Jory Brigham Designs for a customer in Carmel, CA, is a testament to the stylistic flexibility of reclaimed wood and Mr. Brigham’s love of blending styles and time periods into unique furnishings. The recycled wood kitchen cabinets add a rustic touch, yet their clean lines fit right in with the sleek, modern look of the steel range hood and counter base. The cabinets to the left have an almost marble-like quality that matches the tile in that area of the kitchen, while the cabinets to the right have an earthy, stone-like texture that blends perfectly with the tile in that area.
This hand hued large harvest table by Red Springs Lumber, made from beams from a 1860s dairy farm in Keweanee, WI, is a wonderful example of rustic style. The thick tabletop highlights the character and past of the venerable wood. Circular saw marks are still visible through the finish. Red Springs Lumber specializes in salvaging and refinishing old timber from barns, bridges, and railroads and giving them new life as custom furniture and flooring.
Do you need a contemporary piece that offers electronic connectivity? The northwest conference table by Randy Weersing Furniture Designs was made from Douglas fir rescued from a logging pond. The tabletop is framed by a padauk inlay and rests on a fir and aluminum leg assembly. The table has an open center space along its length to discreetly accommodate cables and power cords for laptops and other devices.
Reclaimed wood doesn’t come only from old barns or logging ponds. A customer brought three carved Gothic-style panels discovered at an antique store to Schmitt Custom Furniture. The panels were repurposed as antique doors for a unique oak cabinet that looks like an antique. Part of it is. This is a beautiful piece of furniture with a story and a secret.
No matter the piece and style you have in mind for your custom project, let your local CustomMade artisan know you’d like to use recycled wood. There are sure to be many local sources for materials just waiting to get a new lease on life as functional, unique custom furniture in your home.