Here at RWCT.com, we get a large portion of our lumber from the farmlands and urban areas of southwest Ohio. Some of it comes to us from local businesses who create wood waste, and the rest of it comes from the deconstruction of barns and other structures. There are a number of benefits to having a coffee table made from barnwood, and we will go over a few of the biggest ones.
Many of the benefits, and the most commonly known benefits, are environmental. When using reclaimed barnwood, we are keeping old lumber out of landfills and preserving our forests by preventing virgin lumber from being harvested. We are doing our part to help protect the environment, and bringing life back into the barnwood. We are extremely passionate about using it to create a piece of furniture that is both unique and beautiful.
As far as design goes, there are benefits there, as well. With a coffee table made from reclaimed barnwood, you are ensuring that you have a piece of furniture that is one-of-a-kind and deeply textured, with distinguished wear marks and nail holes. The wood will have more of a rustic and rugged feeling to it, which gives it a backstory and a personality. The weathering and environmental distressing that you see, is something that adds character and keeps the barnwood connected to it’s past.
Lastly, one of the greatest advantages of barnwood furniture, is that these pieces are incredibly durable. Since the wood has already been exposed to the elements and has fully dried out, you don’t have to worry so much about warping or shrinkage. It has already aged, and therefore, you should know what to expect from it in the years to come.
We hope that you enjoy your barnwood coffee table, and find it both aesthetically pleasing and durable! What are some of the biggest advantages you’ve found to having a piece of furniture made from reclaimed wood?