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Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Use Reclaimed Wood:

Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Use Reclaimed Wood:#10: Age
Reclaimed wood is vintage. It’s old, aged wood. And with age comes wisdom and perspective. It can be quite rewarding bring new life to old, reclaimed wood.

#9: Stability
With age also comes stability. Age acts to dry and season the wood and makes it less likely to cup, twist or move.  As a result, reclaimed wood is more dimensionally stable and easier to work with.

#8: Environmentally Responsible
Using reclaimed wood reduces the amount of emissions associated with the logging, processing, and transportation of new wood. Your purchase of reclaimed lumber products helps to further reduce landfills and saves trees.

#7: Originality
Reclaimed wood is 100% original and not mass produced like other wood products. It is real. It is what it is. If you are looking for a building material that is both personal and distinctive, look no further than reclaimed wood.

#6: History
We often refer to reclaimed wood as “historical wood” or “story wood” because every board tells a story about where it came from. If reclaimed wood could talk, the stories it would tell…

#5: Quality
Most reclaimed wood is old growth wood and was harvested at a time when the trees grew slowly. Slow growth means a tight, dense grain. Simply put, reclaimed woods offer superior quality and durability that you can’t find in today’s market.

#4: Character
One of the main reasons we love reclaimed wood is its character. The nail holes, bolt holes, worming, staining, checking, knots; all of these natural and man-made imperfections add to the character of reclaimed wood.

#3: Beauty
With everything that reclaimed wood has to offer (age, quality, originality, stability, etc.), perhaps the greatest selling point is its incomparable beauty. The seemingly endless variations in color, grain and texture transform the ordinary into the extraordinary.

#2: Individualism
Reclaimed wood is a one-of-a-kind product. Like individual snowflakes, no two boards look exactly alike. It’s uniqueness is yet another compelling feature that draws people to reclaimed wood.

#1: Inspiration
There is something magical and inspirational about transforming wood that is old and weathered into something new and useful. It strikes a chord within our collective soul and reminds us all that life not only has a cycle, but also that life can be extended if we are resourceful and use our imagination.

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