I am a huge fan of shows like the Property Brothers, Love It Or List It and Masters Of Flip. I am head over heels in love with all the reclaimed wood decor that is incorporated into the designs of these homes which inspired me to curate this collection of reclaimed wood furniture and decor ideas that I dream of filling my own home with.
Decorating with reclaimed wood is all the rage with sliding barn doors, pallet headboards, pallet wood walls and farmhouse kitchen tables being super trendy and popular right now. Below, you will find 50 reclaimed wood furniture and decor ideas for living green that you can purchase on Etsy from various artisans all across North America or draw inspiration from for creating your own diy reclaimed wood projects.
If you are looking to decorate your home with unique, functional, eco-friendly and sustainable furnishings, reclaimed wood furniture is the way to go. Using reclaimed wood that has been salvaged and locally sourced from old buildings, fences, boats and railways is an eco-friendly was to re-use lumber that has already been harvested from our forests and prevents it from ending up in the landfill. Reclaimed wood in its natural state that has fallen naturally on the forest floor or has been cleared from roadway during a storm is also popularly used to make furniture.
One of the benefits of using reclaimed wood versus new wood is the age and maturity of the wood makes it more durable and stronger than newer, less mature wood. Old wood harvested from mature trees has already been through the process of contracting and expanding from being exposed to the natural elements resulting in a strong, durable wood that is less prone to split or warp.
Another benefit of decorating with reclaimed wood furniture and decor is that each piece is 100% unique and has lots of character from the different grain patterns, knots and burrows, nail holes, discoloration and uneven edges found in salvaged wood. Each piece of wood has its own story with a little piece of history that makes for interesting conversation.
The main eco-benefit to decorating your home with reclaimed wood furniture is that you are reusing deconstructed wood salvaged from demolition projects which contributes to a reduction of waste being thrown away. And it makes you a responsible consumer because you are not buying mass produced furniture that is depleting our natural resources which is often made in factories that have less than ideal working conditions for the workers. Buying handcrafted reclaimed furniture and decor from a craftsman helps support small businesses and families.
Functional And Sustainable Reclaimed Wood Furniture
This Reclaimed Wood Front Entryway Table made from salvaged cedar wood adds a rustic touch to a front entrance way that is inviting and warm. The wood chosen for the tables is all handpicked for quality, beautiful grain patterns and knots, and unique markings like nail holes. Each table measures 4 feet long, but you get to choose the height of your table and whether you prefer one or two shelves.
Reclaimed Cedar Wood Entryway Table available via TRUECONNECTION
Keep your shoes neat and tidy with this super cool looking Reclaimed Wood Shoe Rack made with steel pipe legs and salvaged wood. It can comfortably hold 3 to 4 pairs of shoes on each level. Choose from two different lengths and decide how many levels of shelves you would like depending on how many pairs of shoes you need to store and the size of your space.
Reclaimed Wood Shoe Rack available via ReformedWood
Add a gorgeous Reclaimed Wood Shoe Rack Bench to your front hall, porch or mudroom. It doubles as a seat and as extra storage to keep the shoes off the floor and out of the way. The bench can be built to your custom specifications and stained with a color to match your home.