So you should know by now that OWNG likes to keep it old! Right? Well if you didn’t, now you do! =) Since I am taking a furniture design class, I’ve become slightly obsessed with furniture made from reclaimed wood, and it is one of the main driving forces behind my pieces for this class. You can’t see my pieces, they’re for VIP… haha, actually, they won’t be complete until the semester is over, so they only exist in theory as of now haha 🙂 Therefore, we’ll have to look at projects that already exist! Using reclaimed wood not only provides an aesthetic of “old world charm,” it puts to use perfectly good wood, which would otherwise be thought of as trash because it’s not “new.” But if discarded wood is taken and used for another purpose (instead of decorating a landfill), is it not, thus, new again? Food for thought, eh? Or rather, wood for thought! I crack myself up… You can laugh now haha! Check out some “born again” wood works below. (click the pictures for links)
These DIY reclaimed wood projects prove that you don’t have to be a famous designer to get down with the reclaimed wood!
I have a little secret… designers are doing it, too! Shhhhh!
Oh.. That wasn’t enough for you? Well let’s take it big!
Upon your careful inspection of the afore mentioned sustainable and aesthetically pleasing masterpieces created from “born again” reclaimed wood, I deem you competent to go forth and create your own! =) Feel free to share your reclaimed wood or reclaimed material projects, or a project that someone else has done that you really like!
Super YAYE for the first iDesign Sunday + Green Bloggin’ combo, and many more to come!
Until next time, Ci Vediamo!!!
Update 23 september 2012:
Check out my Wood Works Pinterest page, dedicated to reclaimed wood!