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Nothing In Nature Is Wasted: Reclaimed Wood | WXPR

Two national examples of this trend toward reclaimed wood are the Building Materials Reuse Association, which is a nonprofit educational organization with a mission to facilitate the salvage and reuse of building materials, and more locally, the Habitat for Humanity ReStores, which are retail outlets where used and surplus building materials are sold. Approximately 30% of sales are wood-based materials. Nationally, more than 55 million tons of wood waste is generated on an annual basis. About half of this material is of acceptable size, quality, and condition to be considered available for recovery. Clearly, the amount of waste wood available for recovery in the U.S. is a substantial figure.

Source: Nothing In Nature Is Wasted: Reclaimed Wood | WXPR

Out of the woods | National Post

This table used to be part of a barn. HD Threshing

Lots of companies do reclaimed, she notes. “Some are putting barn board on walls, or buying items made from shipping palettes. It’s great that this stuff is not going to landfill. Reclaimed is gaining momentum, especially with younger people.”Yet some claims about reclaimed are not all they’re cracked up to be, so buyers need to know what they’re looking for. In fact some pieces are not reclaimed wood at all, but only mass-produced wood made to look the part.

Source: Out of the woods | National Post

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Buildin' Manhattan from Gideon Camera Crew | Cowboyfilm on Vimeo.

Months and months of long working days… over 6000 pieces sawn to perfection. BUILDIN’ MANHATTAN Dutch artist Diederick Kraaijeveld created a 10 feet long Manhattan in wood, special wood: red cedar from Manhattan water towers. Shipped in a sea freight container from New York City to The Netherlands. One day the piece will be back in New York.

Loch sunglasses are made of 500-year-old timbers from the Great Lakes : TreeHugger

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These logs are from trees that began growing about 500 years old or more, the remaining spoils of the logging boom that ravished eastern Canada’s forests throughout the 19th century. At the time, millions of logs were transported along waterways, floated down rivers and over rapids and hauled across lakes by tugboats in giant ‘booms’. They were destined for the shipyards of Europe and sawmills of America. Sometimes these logs sank to the bottom of the lake, where they were preserved in the cold, dark water. Only now, nearly two hundred years later, are they resurfacing.

Source: Loch sunglasses are made of 500-year-old timbers from the Great Lakes : TreeHugger

Friendly Giants Built From Recycled Wood Hidden in the Forests of Copenhagen | Colossal

All of the giants are produced from recycled wood, material that was gathered by Dambo and his team from 600 pallets, a shed, an old fence, and various other sources. Using local volunteers to build the works, Dambo then names each sculpture after one of the builders, such as Teddy Friendly . You can see more images of the oversized sculptures on Dambo’s website. (via Bored Panda)

Source: Friendly Giants Built From Recycled Wood Hidden in the Forests of Copenhagen | Colossal

Wallace Detroit Guitars Announces Limited Edition ‘Firehouse Series’, Handcrafted with Reclaimed Wood from Iconic Detroit Firehouse | Guitar Girl Magazine

Aged Maple and Pine Salvaged from Floor of Old Detroit Landmark Inspires
Twelve One of a Kind, Timeless Instruments

The first guitars released from the firehouse wood will be a pair made of pine and featuring a brand new offset body shaped, designed by Wallace Detroit Guitars. Eye-catching and comfortable to wear, the smoothly rounded dual ‘horns’ cut a classic profile on-stage or in the studio. “Pine is a lighter, softer wood with more air inside of it as compared to common guitar lumbers like ash or poplar,” says Wallace. “That allows it to resonate a bit more for a nice prolonged tone.” Pine has only begun to see wide use in guitar making within the last ten years, so these guitars present a unique opportunity to own a pine guitar with the sound and feel of vintage wood.

Source: Wallace Detroit Guitars Announces Limited Edition ‘Firehouse Series’, Handcrafted with Reclaimed Wood from Iconic Detroit Firehouse | Guitar Girl Magazine

Mexican winery built from recycled wood and rammed earth blends into the valley landscape | Inhabitat 

Related: Rammed earth house blends traditional materials with modern techniques in Vietnam’s last frontier

Recycled wood and steel are the primary materials used to construct the winery. The timber slats are naturally weathered and are of varying shades to give the building an interesting and earthy texture and parts of the wooden walls are punctuated by small glass openings for beautiful effect. Pieces of natural unmilled wood are used as seating or decorative objects.

Despite its 22,000-square-meter size, the BRUMA winery visually disappears in the dusty red and green landscape of Valle de Guadalupe.

Source: Mexican winery built from recycled wood and rammed earth blends into the valley landscape | Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Wood Wall Art Reclaimed Wood Art Coat Rack by moderntextures

Style meets function in this one of a kind piece. Upcycled wood scraps were cut into random depths and widths then painted in rustic red, burnt orange, muted turquoise, white, gray and dark walnut stain. Five metal hooks were attached to wood, and the piece is surrounded by a handmade frame. Perfect for holding your jacket, umbrella, dog’s leash, etc. This would also be fantastic in a bathroom holding hand towels. Approximately 18×30 plus handmade frame.

Source: Wood Wall Art Reclaimed Wood Art Coat Rack by moderntextures

What’s old is new again | News | suwanneedemocrat.com

Mary Anne & Bubba McCray’s company ReVision recycles, repurposes, and reclaims old wood for new projects and products.

When I asked her how her company, ReVision, got started she said, “We like old stuff.” She started out by making birdhouses and small tables. Mary Anne would take what she made to the master gardener plant sales. In 2015 Bubba started helping her and the business officially started. One of the neatest things about their creations is the material they use. They mainly use the wood from old barns and houses.

Source: What’s old is new again | News | suwanneedemocrat.com

Local audio equipment maker to ship products around the world

Detroit Audio Labs products   COURTESY OF DETROIT AUDIO LABS

Bauer cites two reasons for Detroit Audio Lab’s global appeal. It manufactures and sells premium audio equipment, handmade yet technologically advanced. And then there’s what Bauer calls the “D Factor.” Assembly takes place at a facility on Bellevue Street in Detroit. Reclaimed wood and pipe is purchased from the Architectural Salvage Warehouse of Detroit. The address of the house from where the material was reclaimed is laser engraved on each finished product.

“I thought the buzz would be local, in the state and in the Midwest,” says Bauer. “But people all around the world are interested in the story of Detroit’s renaissance.”

Source: Local audio equipment maker to ship products around the world

Kitchen of the Week: The New Italian Country Kitchen by Katrin Arens, Scrap Wood Edition: Remodelista

Set in an apartment in a newly remodeled early 19th-century house in the center of Bergamo, the kitchen is built largely from salvaged scaffolding wood with a dramatic back wall of iron sheeting that wraps around the range hood.

For 20 years now, Italy-based German interior designer and furniture maker Katrin Arens has been finding fresh uses for discarded wood. She’s still on the vanguard of the reclaimed movement: “I love reusing wood to make things that will last,” she tells us. “I aim for designs that are simple and clean without being cold.”

Source: Kitchen of the Week: The New Italian Country Kitchen by Katrin Arens, Scrap Wood Edition: Remodelista

Sound investment: CEO turns reclaimed wood into original guitars

Mark Wallace, owner of Wallace Detroit Guitars, makes his instruments from reclaimed wood salvaged from Detroit buildings. Musician Stewart Francke vouches for their quality.

“It’s a beautiful guitar. It makes you feel good to hold it. It makes you feel good to play it,” says Francke, 58, who’s recorded with Bruce Springsteen, toured with Bob Seger and opened with the guitar for Joan Jett at this year’s Arts, Beats and Eats festival. “I’ve got 25 guitars, but this one is the one that I play the most live, and it sounds probably the cleanest.”

Source: Sound investment: CEO turns reclaimed wood into original guitars

Dickinson County News: Community News: Camp Okoboji to auction building, contents (08/02/16)

Starting at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, Camp Okoboji will be auctioning off its Crafts building in order to make room for the new DISCOVER Activity Center.

The goal is to recycle, reclaim and repurpose as much of the Crafts building as possible. It has many old windows and doors, benches, work tables, wood flooring, tongue and grove siding and paneling, exhaust fans, bathroom fixtures, etc.

Source: Dickinson County News: Community News: Camp Okoboji to auction building, contents (08/02/16)

Two Shoe BBQ, Seattle – Best Reclaimed Interior

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Reclaimed wood interior and amazing chainsaw chandelier.

20 plus years of experience working in other BBQ restaurants followed by 3 years of testing our own recipes and rubs out of our Airstream trailer food truck has brought us here. All of our meats come from sustainable farms in Washington and Oregon that pride themselves on organic, hormone free, pasture raised, free range, well taken care of animals!

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ReHistoric Wood sees third year of increased sales > Spokane Journal of Business

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Bruce Johnson, co-owner of ReHistoric Wood Products LLC, says a majority of the company’s inventory comes from old barns, mills, sheds, and small outbuildings. -—LeAnn Bjerken

“The market for reclaimed wood is only getting larger,” says Johnson. “In the last three years, we’ve tripled our sales volume.” ReHistoric Wood Products finds and purchases older wooden buildings that are no longer in use, dismantles them, and sells the pieces for use in other projects. “Sourcing is a very important part of our business,” says Johnson. “The majority of the wood we use comes from old barns, mills, sheds, or smaller outbuildings.”

Source: ReHistoric Wood sees third year of increased sales > Spokane Journal of Business

A Reclaimed Wood Installation Sourced From the San Francisco Dump by Barbara Holmes | Colossal

Using sourced and reclaimed materials is at the heart of Holmes’ practice, carefully transforming the untidy elements into aesthetically crafted pieces. “At first glance my work my appear oddly familiar or utilitarian,” says Holmes in her artist statement, “but on closer inspection of the materials and their re-contextualization, the viewer may need to reconsider initial ideas as they discover more layers of meaning.”

Source: A Reclaimed Wood Installation Sourced From the San Francisco Dump by Barbara Holmes | Colossal

USA Salvage™ Selects FOTIOU as Exclusive Moulding Distributor to North Americas Retail Picture Frame Shops – EconoTimes

Specializing in reclaiming wood from old barns, and other vintage structures, USA Salvage™ creates and provides length moulding, chop service and ready-made picture frames, along with other upcycled home décor items. Launched in in early 2015, the company has grown rapidly within the framing industry. Built on environmentally-sustainable practices and a textured story of American history, USA Salvage™ strives to bring a wide array of beautiful, upcycled mouldings to distinguished frame shops throughout the US and Canada.

Source: USA Salvage™ Selects FOTIOU as Exclusive Moulding Distributor to North Americas Retail Picture Frame Shops – EconoTimes

Couch Tray Made From Reclaimed Wood Salvaged Wood by Once Upon A Hive – Etsy

Couch Tray Made From Reclaimed Wood, Salvaged Wood Couch Arm Wrap Table, Handmade Arm Rest Table Tray

Whether you have round or square couch or chair arms, these arm trays will give you a flat and secure table top to hold your drinks or other items.

Perfect for writing or just keeping your drink from toppling over while relaxing. These arm tables are 12 inches long so you have plenty of space for your items without being obtrusive.

We make our trays with flexible side arms to all for contouring to the curves or sides of your chair easier. The knotted rope also keeps your tray unique from the others and really highlights that these are each handcrafted and completely unique.

via Couch Tray Made From Reclaimed Wood Salvaged Wood by OnceUponAHive.

Reclaimed Wood Wall Art: Grace Spirals by MPCustomMade on Etsy

Reclaimed Wood Wall Art: "Grace Spirals"

Elegant and graceful, this spiraling piece invites the eye to play. Made of reclaimed buckthorn (an invasive species in our area) with ash accents, this mosaic-like piece measures 14 1/2 inches tall by a whopping 40 1/4 inches long in its frame. This piece is wired to hang vertically or horizontally, and cannot wait to grace your space. Both the buckthorn and the ash are sourced from in and around Chicagoland.

via Reclaimed Wood Wall Art: Grace Spirals by MPCustomMade on Etsy.

Wood Wall Art reclaimed wood art industrial by ArtGlamourSligo

Wood Wall Art, reclaimed wood art, industrial decor, "Fire sparks"

Wood Wall Art, Modern wall sculpture, 3D triangles, hand painted, woodburned, cut, dyed and sanded. Each piece is painted in unique acrylic or wood dye colours mixed by me, and not available in any shop, making the sculpture unique and one of a kind. Each wood piece is cut into triangles, woodburned and hand sanded, dyed or painted to receive this modern abstract look piece. Wood pieces are painted in a special way that after assembling I create unique shape and the light is giving different shine by creating shade on each of mine pieces differently.

via Wood Wall Art reclaimed wood art industrial by ArtGlamourSligo.

Rustic Reclaimed Furniture 100% hand made by Robert Chapman — Kickstarter

I am creating Rustic furniture created from recycled. reclaimed wood found throughout Ventura & Los Angeles County.

My name is Robert Chapman and my dream is to become a master furniture woodworker. The inspiration for my woodworking has come from my grandfather who was my mentor and loved family member. His knowledge of craftsmanship along with my creativity has molded me into what I am today. My passion is to create beautiful rustic furniture from recycled & reclaimed wood that would otherwise be thrown away. I see the beauty in what others would think to throw away or call “trash.” During the week I drive around collecting pallets, old furniture, torn up deck wood or anything that looked like throw away material and give them life!

via Rustic Reclaimed Furniture 100% hand made by Robert Chapman — Kickstarter.

Smartphone Speaker/Amplifier made from by GenuineWoodworking

Smartphone Speaker/Amplifier made from Reclaimed Skateboards

This acoustic speaker/amplifier is handmade entirely from my used and reclaimed skateboard decks. To use, simply play music through your smartphone, set the phone into the top of the speaker and your music is amplified to fill the entire room with sound.

No wires or batteries needed, so it is completely portable. Great for inside your house, an outdoor barbecue, or to take along on your next camping trip.

via Smartphone Speaker/Amplifier made from by GenuineWoodworking.

Wood, working – Wood that Could: News

Ben JohnsonBen Johnson and Kelli Carlson, Scandia, describe the potential of a discarded wood scrap. Johnson founded Wood that Could, which turns reclaimed wood and metal into furniture and decorative pieces.

“A local guy was selling a barn, and we decided to buy it, tear it down, and see what we could do with the reclaimed wood,” says Johnson. “Now that’s gotten scaled up and we have wood contracts out west. We ship a lot of our wood out to the Reno-Tahoe area. They use it for new, high-end home construction.

“We like that it’s not only beautiful, but we’re saving trees from getting cut down. We’re reusing something that was going to get burned, thrown away or buried. A lot of farmers either take a match to their barn or have somebody remove it and it ends up in a landfill.”

via Wood, working – Your local online newspaper: News.

Take A Look Inside The Beautiful New Retail Space For Will Leather Goods

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Will, together with his daughter Shane, designed the store in partnership with Birmingham-based McIntosh Poris Associates, the  lead architect of the store, and Micco Construction in Pontiac and Architectural Salvage Warehouse Detroit completed the build out.

The painstaking attention to detail in its design was met with a commitment to maintaining some of the original look of the space, and an effort to utilize locally sourced building materials.

“The design was inspired by the original elements of the building – tile, terrazzo floor, exposing the ceiling,” says Shane.

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via Take A Look Inside The Beautiful New Retail Space For Will Leather Goods.

The New Italian Country Kitchen by Katrin Arens, Scrap Wood Edition: Remodelista

Katrin Arens Kitchen in Bergamo | Remodelista

For 20 years now, Italy-based German interior designer and furniture maker Katrin Arens has been finding fresh uses for discarded wood. She’s still on the vanguard of the reclaimed movement: “I love reusing wood to make things that will last,” she tells us. “I aim for designs that are simple and clean without being cold.”

Katrin Arens Kitchen in Bergamo | Remodelista

via The New Italian Country Kitchen by Katrin Arens, Scrap Wood Edition: Remodelista.

Nine Artist-Designed Miniature Book Sharing Libraries Appear in Indianapolis | Colossal

library-6Nautilus, 2015, Katie Hudnall. Plywood, reclaimed wood, wood, fasteners & hardware, plexiglass, paint, ink, dye, lacquer, wax with two ink on paper drawings framed in wood by the artist.

Our personal favorite though is ‘Nautilus,’ a spiral-shaped shelf and reading bench built from reclaimed wood by Katie Hudnall. She says “the body of this piece is loosely derived from the image of a boat on water and is designed to remind the viewer that books (and education in general) can be a form of transportation.”

via Nine Artist-Designed Miniature Book Sharing Libraries Appear in Indianapolis | Colossal.

Architecture student builds a tiny solar-powered cabin from recycled materials Aurora Cabin – Inhabitat

Designed and built by a local architecture student, the tiny cozy cabin was created as a contemplative retreat in the aurora forest of Northern Norway. The cabin was crafted from recycled materials supplemented with local timber, and features a solar panel strong enough to power a laptop and lighting.

via Architecture student builds a tiny solar-powered cabin from recycled materials Aurora Cabin – Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building.

Business turns old wood into re-useful products

Rich Duncan Construction used Barnwood Natural woodsRich Duncan Construction used Barnwood Natural woods on walls and ceilings to add warmth and charm to the First Call Home Health building project.

“There is a lot of great material that we can use that uses a lot less energy and emits a lot less carbon,” Wadleigh said. “We like to design and build projects with what we have so that we are not taking down more trees and we are buying no plastic.”

Clients choose Barnwood Naturals partly because the wood is recycled and holds history, but also because the wood looks so much better than wood purchased now.

“The coloring is much different than new wood,” Wadleigh said. “Doug fir at the big box stores looks nothing like the old growth. There is a lot of character in this older wood.”

Barnwood Naturals warehouses a wide assortment of reclaimedBarnwood Naturals warehouses a wide assortment of reclaimed woods, mostly from the Pacific Northwest.

via Business turns old wood into re-useful products.

Diederick Kraaijeveld a Sculptor that Works with Salvaged Wood

Kraaijeveld’s pieces have all been beautifully created from genuine, coloured vintage wood that the artist himself collects as he travels the globe: from abandoned buildings in the Mojave Desert to 16th century Dutch mansion floors. Given that a single work can require over a hundred pieces of different wood, this process is as vital and impactful as the actual assemblage of the found materials.

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Reclaimed Wood Wall Art Shelf Abstract Wood by Moderntextures – Etsy

Style meets function in this one of a kind functional shelf set. Upcycled wood scraps were cut into random depths and widths then stained in various shades or left completely naked for an organic feel.

We have claimed these shelves for our own paint studio, and love the style and functionality they provide. These shelves make an entire wall and are versatile with how they can be arranged and coordinated with other decorative elements.

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9 Inspiring green artists on show at Decorex from London Design Week 2015 Reclaimed wood sideboard by Piet Hein Eek – Inhabitat

Reclaimed wood sideboard by Piet Hein Eek

London showroom SCP proudly presented legendary designer Piet Hein Eek’s recycled wood sideboard. The Dutchman masterfully reworks reclaimed wood into beautiful and highly functional furniture.

via 9 Inspiring green artists on show at Decorex from London Design Week 2015 Reclaimed wood sideboard by Piet Hein Eek – Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building.