Posted on: 23 December 2020Share
Farmhouse -style homes are growing in popularity. If you are looking at building a farmhouse, and if you have not thought about choosing reclaimed wood to build your new farmhouse with, now is the time to do so. Here is why:
Create a Unique Look
Having the ability to create a unique look is one great reason to invest in reclaimed wood when building your farmhouse. You will not be limited to only the designs and styles that are available in stores. You will have access to older pieces of wood, giving you an opportunity to introduce rare pieces of wood as headers, door and window frames, floor trim, and even fireplace mantels into your farmhouse design.
You can choose reclaimed wood from just one era for a traditional look, or mix and match pieces to create a more eclectic look. As well, you should be able to find reclaimed wood made of many types of trees that lumber is not typically made of today — much of which is stronger and more durable than today's options.
Enjoy Less Maintenance
Older reclaimed wood is typically easier to maintain than lumber that can be found in home improvement and building stores nowadays. It has also been worn in and weathered, so what you see is what you get when buying it. You do not have to fight off the risk of the wood fading under the sunlight or molding after a long month of rain or snow.
Reclaimed wood has typically already been exposed to wear and tear that has left scratches and other light signs of damage. This damage gives the wood character and enables you to enjoy it without having to worry about keeping new scratches from developing.
Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
Another great reason to invest in reclaimed wood to build your farmhouse with is to reduce your household's overall carbon footprint on the world. You can rest assured that you will not be responsible for new trees being cut down somewhere on the planet just to produce lumber for your farmhouse. Forest ecosystems will not suffer due to your buying decisions! You will have peace of mind in knowing that you helped keep wood out of the landfill too.
These are just a few of the many reasons to consider investing in reclaimed wood. Contact a supplier, like Old World Lumber Company, to learn more about the benefits of reclaimed lumber and to schedule a consultation appointment so you can start shopping.