Some of you may be on the reclaimed wood fence and aren’t exactly sure what reclaimed, re purposed or salvaged wood is all about. Is it old, dirty, costly, does it fall apart? Is it a true gem that is unique, priceless treasure? I believe it’s the latter and here’s why….
It’s irreplaceable, sustainable, has a mysterious history, can hold up over indefinite years, be ripped apart and put back together. All while maintaining its strength, character and beauty!
How lucky are we that history repeats itself! The other day I thought, “What if wood could talk”? Kind of reminds me of that old saying “If these walls could talk” … just think of all the stories and secrets behind reclaimed and salvaged wood! You may even have wood that spans over 3 decades or came from far away.
Back in the day mature wood was a diamond in the rough, skillfully milled and constructed, and built to last for centuries! It had a job to do, and it did it well. Today we are in a hurry, mass produce, glue, break and replace. That’s why reclaimed, re purposed and salvaged wood has become so popular!
Are you ready to reclaim your wood and add some character and beauty to your space? You have two choices…tear down an old barn or building, haul it and refurbish it yourself, or purchase it already restored by a reputable company. I personally would go with door number two rather than dismantle my own building but that’s up to you. Heritage Restorations restored all of these beautiful barns from the 1800’s!
Reclaimed, re purposed wood is priceless…but in case you are wondering, here are a few general cost guidelines for your next project:
Floors $9-$20 sf
Countertops $30-$200 sf
Ceiling and wall $$4-$7 sf
Beams $$5-$100 sf
Stairs and risers $25-$100 sf
Mantel $$200-$1000 sf