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February 24, 2023

Reclaimed Wood Furniture: The Perfect Choice for Your Home

Reclaimed wood furniture is not just a trend, it is a timeless investment for your home. With its unique character and environmentally-friendly qualities, it's no wonder why more and more homeowners and interior designers are incorporating furniture made from reclaimed wood in their homes and projects.

Reclaimed wood is often rich in character, with layers of patina, knots, nail holes, saw marks and other imperfections that give it a vintage look. Our appreciation for the Japanese philosophy of Wabi-Sabi sees the imperfections in the wood as only adding to the charm and story of the piece, and we absolutely love how the natural texture and character of the wood adds visual interest and depth to a space, making it a delightful addition to any home. All the characters of a distinctively beautiful reclaimed wood furniture create a warm, cosy and inviting atmosphere in your home that is perfect for relaxing and entertaining. 

When you purchase a piece of reclaimed wood furniture, you are also getting something that is truly unique and has a history. In its past life, the wood may have been used for flooring, walls, or even support beams, and each of those uses will leave a unique mark on the wood. Because each piece of reclaimed wood is unique, it allows you to express your individual style and personality in your home decor. You can mix and match different pieces of reclaimed wood furniture to create a cohesive, yet eclectic look that is truly your own. And because each piece is so distinct, you can be sure that no one else will have the exact same furniture as you. In a world where everything seems mass-produced and uniform, choosing reclaimed wood furniture is a way to stand out and make a statement. It's a way to add personality and character to your home, and to showcase your appreciation for unique, one-of-a-kind pieces. Plus, knowing that your furniture has a history and a story adds a level of depth and meaning to your home decor that cannot be replicated with brand new furniture.

Aesthetics aside, one of the main benefits of reclaimed wood furniture is its environmental impact (or the lack of it). By choosing furniture made from reclaimed or recycled wood, you're contributing to a more sustainable future by reducing the demand for newly harvested wood. Reclaimed wood is salvaged from old buildings, boats, barns, and other structures that would otherwise be burned or discarded, meaning that no additional trees need to be cut down.This makes it an eco-friendly choice for conscious consumers who want to reduce their carbon footprint.

In addition to being unique and environmentally friendly, another benefit of reclaimed wood furniture is its durability. They are often made from wood that is several decades or even centuries old, which means that it has already been exposed to the elements and has gone through the process of natural aging, giving it time to naturally acclimate to its environment. As the wood ages, it becomes harder and denser, making it less likely to warp, crack, or split due to changes in temperature or humidity - a factor to consider in the English weather. As well as being naturally durable, reclaimed wood furniture is also usually constructed with care and attention to detail - which leads us to our last point.

Many artisans who specialise in reclaimed wood furniture use traditional woodworking techniques that have been perfected over generations. Purchasing reclaimed wood furniture is a great way to support small local economies in the UK or overseas. Many businesses that specialise in making reclaimed wood furniture are often small, family run businesses that are dedicated to creating high-quality products. By choosing to purchase reclaimed furniture instead of those that are mass manufactured, you are either supporting small businesses in your local community or small communities of impoverished countries in Asia or Africa where many of these pieces come from.

We cannot get enough of reclaimed wood furniture, and there are many reasons to choose reclaimed wood furniture for your home. From being environmentally friendly to being unique and durable, this type of furniture offers many benefits. So, whether you're looking to add a touch of rustic charm to your home or you simply want to make a positive impact on the environment, consider choosing furniture made from reclaimed wood. You won't be disappointed!

Check out our ever-growing reclaimed wood furniture range here

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