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Reclaimed Wood: How to Source and Use Salvage Finishes in Your Designs – Cottage style decorating, renovating and entertaining Ideas for indoors and out

Wood that is salvaged from nature is quite popular both in the interior design circles and among woodworkers. It gives a rustic look to the space and it is also sustainable and environmentally friendly. When choosing it as your primary material, ensure that you are picking a good, lasting quality piece. Sourcing needs to be done at yards and shops that specialize in reclaimed materials. It is very likely that some preparation sanding work would still be needed, so account to that in your planning.

Key Takeaways:

  • Joanne Palmisano is the author of a DIY dream of a book, entitled, Styling with Salvage: Designing and Decorating with Salvaged Materials.
  • The writer discusses how to use, reupholster and style a home with vintage, found pieces.
  • Great reclaimed wood options can include old flooring and paneling, barn doors and driftwood.

“Reclaimed wood shops often carry rare urban salvage, sinker salvage, antique and heritage lumber and secondhand dimension lumber.”

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