Using Reclaimed Wood in Your Interior Design

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My favorite thing about using reclaimed wood these days is its versatility; it can be used externally with siding, structurally with reclaimed beams, or as interior elements like paneling, flooring, shelving, furniture, the list goes on. Reclaimed wood also varies in colors and finishes, from weathered smooth gray boards, to naturally hued rough sawn, to whitewashed, to colorful barn woods – you’re guaranteed to find what you’re looking for.

Here’s a great example of a contemporary application, this paneling adds warmth, as well as a focal point, to an otherwise all white space.

(Via Bloomington General ContractorsAMEK Custom Builders)

Using reclaimed wood in your interior design also enables you to be eco-friendly. Reusing old wood is great for the environment, its low moisture content is ideal for stable applications, plus the recycled material offers you a one of a kind look that’s hard to replicate.

The patchwork column in this bathroom, pieced together by Seattle artist Rob Payne out of reclaimed barn wood, adds a natural element to this industrial space.

@CaesarstoneUS #Caesarstone #interiordesign #kitchen #bath #quartz #durablecountertops #reclaimedwood (Via Selle Valley Construction, Photo Credit: Marie-Dominique Verdier)

Here we have reclaimed wood tiles applied in a herringbone pattern on both kitchen islands, creating a modern and unique feature to this kitchen.

@CaesarstoneUS #Caesarstone #interiordesign #kitchen #bath #quartz #durablecountertops #reclaimedwood(Via Selle Valley Construction, Photo Credit: Marie-Dominique Verdier)

For more subtle accents try floating reclaimed shelves on a wall, like in this cottage kitchen.

(Via Chicago Architects & Building DesignersBurns and Beyerl Architects)

Or, use reclaimed beams structurally in the interior of your home to add that little bit of rustic charm.

(Via Deer Park Building Supplies)

With all of the endless possibilities using reclaimed wood, it begs the question not of when you’ll use it, but how.


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Jesse is a full time project coordinator for residential custom home builder, Selle Valley Construction (, in Northern Idaho where she manages the construction schedule and dabbles in design work. After graduating from Saint Mary’s College of California with a B.A. in English, Jesse moved to NW Montana where her passion for building and interior design blossomed. She also has an extensive background in marketing, social media management, writing, and non-profit work. When she’s not managing construction projects or writing she can be found curled up with a book or out exploring the mountains.