Buying Recycled Wood Furniture

Recycled Wood Furniture

Recycled timbers can be crafted into unique furniture pieces

Buying Recycled Wood Furniture

 Recycled Wood Furniture brings many benefits to the discerning buyer.

Many people love the look and feel of solid timber but are aware that forestry practices in some parts of the world are damaging the environment.

A more environmentally friendly way is to use recycled wood which is sourced from old timber buildings and structures such as warehouses and bridges.

These structures were built many years ago and the timber available then was often of much superior quality to much of what is available today.

When they are dismantled there can be very high quality timber available which can be recycled and used again.

A long period of exposure to varying climatic conditions ensures that the timber is very stable and well seasoned.

 

The benefits of using recycled using timber from old structures include

  • The wood is very well seasoned and so is very stable
  • High quality timber due to large trees being available long ago.
  • No adverse effects on environment
  • May be rare varieties of timber which are no longer available.
  • Using recycled timber avoids the need to cut timber from existing forests
  •  Is a way of ensuring that the solid wood furniture you buy does not result in any environmental damage.
  • Timbers may have developed a unique patina and character which only time can produce.

Furniture makers who use recycled timber are usually justly proud of the contribution that they are making to protecting the environment and are happy to provide the history and background of the recycled timbers they use.

As a buyer of furniture made from recycled timber you also can be proud that you have become the owner of a quality piece of furniture with a ready made history because the timber has had a previous life in another use.

There are also timbers which have become rare and may not be available any longer but which may be found as recycled timbers.Some of the most sought after timbers in bygone times are now very rare or even unavailable from the forests so recycled timber of these varieties may be the only source of these rare and beautiful timbers.

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