Sustainable home design is one of the hottest trends and more people are waking up to the fact that our trees and forests are in danger, and everyone should do their part to help battle deforestation. One way you can save an extra tree from being cut down for the sake of construction is by making use of reclaimed wood.
Reclaimed wood is the construction material derived from the wood that makes up torn down barns, homes, factories and other dwellings. The aim of using reclaimed wood is to reuse wood that has already been used once instead of cutting down a new tree. Using reclaimed wood not only helps the environment, but also lends character to the surroundings it is used in and can provide a talking point to begin a great conversation about the importance of recycling and sustainability.
RECwood™ Reclaimed Barn products provide the natural beauty that only time and the forces of nature can provide. RECwood allows customers to create a warm and inviting interior space by achieving a look that is truly exclusive to their home. According to the company, the products are precision milled, which guarantees unity and ease of installation.
RECwood Reclaimed Barn products are a natural extension of its parent company, True American Grain Inc. True American Grain began in 2010 by researching the barns of America, no longer in use, with the need to be dismantled. The company purchased these condemned barns and carefully dissembled them by hand to better understand the history and strength of the variety of wood used to build these barns more than 100 years ago. This knowledge is used to mill every piece, resulting in a high quality and sturdy reclaimed wood plank. The milling technology plays a pivotal role in reducing waste while protecting natural resources. RECwood recycles all of the sawdust and every piece of the barn wood not used. And, RECwood is 100 percent made in the USA.
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