3 Cool Uses For Repurposed (Or Reclaimed) Wood – Earth911.com

Repurposed versus reclaimed First though, a quick lesson on the differences between reclaimed wood and repurposed wood.

To repurpose wood, sometimes also referred to as upcycling, is to take conditionally good material and re-use it for something other than its originally intended use.

To reclaim wood is to salvage material that has reached the end of its existence, revitalize it with life for use again, and transform it either back to its original intent or for another purpose(s). In short, working with reclaimed wood may require more steps before you get a finished product, but more importantly, both actions save materials from ending up unwanted in a dumpster and eventually in our landfills.

Source: 3 Cool Uses For Repurposed (Or Reclaimed) Wood – Earth911.com