Blending Old with New: Incorporate reclaimed wood into your new home construction
Your new home can truly be a reflection of your personal style. Once you find the perfect home plan, the possibilities are nearly endless for the products you can choose from. It will be easier to create a cohesive design if you have a clear picture of what style you want to create for your home. The Urban Farmhouse style has a clear aesthetic. Start with a neutral color palette of white, black, and grey, but don’t be afraid to accent with brighter colors. A tin roof with board-and-batten siding are quintessential features for the exterior. For the interior, think lantern lights, an open and airy floor plan, and, of course, reclaimed wood!
Reclaimed wood is a great way to give a new purpose to something old. It’s friendly to the environment by re-purposing materials. And it may hold sentimental significance if you know the source of the reclaimed wood. For the Cranwells, their land and the reclaimed wood used within their home are both incredibly sentimental.
When the Cranwells purchased The Coleraine design, they had a particular style in mind. They wanted an Urban Farmhouse that they could build on family land in Pikeville, Tennessee. They were able to save wood from an old barn on the property and used the reclaimed wood to create custom pieces for their dream home. The Cranwells couldn’t be happier to have returned to the family land where Mr. Cranwell grew up and the custom pieces that they created from reclaimed wood will be enjoyed and treasured within their forever home. See their creative use of reclaimed wood below!
- The hood range and island counter-top are both crafted from reclaimed barn wood.
- This dining room table is a custom design from reclaimed wood.
- This coffee table is truly one-of-a-kind! The table top is made from a wooden cow trough found on the family farm. Cows used the edges of the wood to scratch their heads and necks while eating.
- The fireplace mantle was also crafted from reclaimed barn wood.
If you don’t have access to your own source of reclaimed wood, don’t worry! Social media and ads are a great way to reach out in your community to see if there are opportunities to claim unwanted lumber. You can reach out to remodeling contractors in your area to see if they can notify you when they would otherwise dispose of old lumber. Small markets are also a great way to find custom pieces for purchase.