Whether the look you’re going for is classic European, urban industrial loft or cozy cabin, using reclaimed wood is a great way to add character to a home. Old wood planks and beams have a distressed patina that is truly beautiful. However, finding just the right wood to repurpose for your project—and enough of it—can be seriously time consuming and delay your completion date. And sometimes the inconsistencies you think will add charm actually detract from the design. If you want the look of old wood, but really don’t care about the authenticity, then you’ll be happy to know there are some great replications on the market today. It’s like buying a pair of distressed jeans: You get the look you want without the suffering. You can choose the type of wood, color and patina, instead of settling for whatever can be found. And you won’t have to worry about running out mid-project.
At Cates Fine Homes, we’re using new and replicated reclaimed wood on floors, beams, cabinets, shelving, walls, trim work… The uses are open to your imagination. And yes, we can build that.
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