Reclaimed Wood Furniture

Author: Rachel Roth

November 5, 2018

Reclaimed wood is amazing; it tells a story that none of the other materials can, something that we all resonate with on a deeper level, second chances. This wood tells two stories: its life as a tree and its life as _____(fill in the blank). Generally, its second life came as a building of some kind, hidden away for hundreds of years sometimes, waiting to be used again. In using it for furniture, we take this wood, clean it up, and turn it into something beautiful to appreciate for generations to come. Each piece of furniture tells its own story, the story of the boards and pieces making it; there are cuts, gouges, holes, rot, nails, and more in these pieces and yet, each imperfection makes the piece beautiful – a sentiment to which we, as people, can relate.