Reclaimed Wood

Reclaimed lumber, often salvaged barn board but not always, adds texture and a rustic, natural ora to a space. Thanks to generations of farming in Ontario, centuries old barns abound and are harvested for their floor boards, braces and beams. Floor boards are often well-worn from numerous years of diligent farm work, and it’s these boards that typically make for the most interesting table tops — they’re rich in colour, grain pattern, and character.

Reclaimed wood also includes salvaged painted boards.¬†With farm house and cottage interiors continuing to inform furniture and interior design, newly distressed paintwork is becoming increasingly mainstream. Reclaimed painted boards, however, feature a genuine patina of multiple colours — the loving result of real history, and multiple coats of paint.

In the greater Toronto area, there are a number of well-stocked reclaimed lumber sources. Their stock varies depending on what comes in and goes out. Typically I go with my clients to view reclaimed lumber and we pick out the exact boards that will be used in the project.

Reclaimed Wood

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