7 Clever Ways To Use Reclaimed Wood

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I love the look of reclaimed wood. It has a rough, rustic look that creates a homey yet raw feel in a space. The best part about reclaimed wood though is that it’s…reclaimed! Any time you can re-use materials rather than send them to the dump, you’re doing a massive favor to the earth. But even then, I would use it whether it was good for the earth or not—I love it that much! There are a variety of ways to use it. Let’s take a look!

7 Clever Ways To Use Reclaimed Wood

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Reclaimed wood accent walls make a lovely backdrop to a moody room. You don’t have to cover the whole wall, just a small section works too.  It will do the job without having to go overboard on it.

7 Clever Ways To Use Reclaimed Wood

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Reclaimed wood moldings. These gorgeous organic moldings are used with reclaimed wood. This look is perfect for a more organic and rustic look. Try it against all types of flooring—wood and tile!

7 Clever Ways To Use Reclaimed Wood

  1. Ticino Design. Try making a shelving unit from reclaimed wood. There are also a number of craftsmen who make furniture from it. Try searching Etsy for furniture makers like this one.
  2. The Painted Drawer. My favorite look for reclaimed wood is flooring. I love the imperfect feel it gives to a space. In this particular space, I love the wide planks.
  3. A Flippen Life. This bedroom is made almost entirely of reclaimed wood. Notice it with custom built beds and walls. It feels both cool and cabin-y at the same time.
  4. Kerry Rangelos. A reclaimed floating staircase is a good way to use smaller bits of wood pieces. It feels both industrial and warm.

Are you a fan of using reclaimed wood in your home décor and furniture choices? How do you use it? 

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Brittany Watson Jepsen is an American designer and crafter who just returned to America after 2 1/2 years in wonderful Copenhagen, Denmark. Her motto is "a creative mess is better than tidy idleness" and she lives each day accordingly. During graduate school for interior design she spent one summer working for designers Jonathan Adler and Celerie Kemble and another summer studying textile design at the Danish Design School. She created her blog, The House That Lars Built, as a way to keep her designing and crafting. She currently runs her blog and her etsy shop, where she sells her home accessories and paper flowers.