Reclaimed wood is structurally sound wood that has been salvaged from a building project and reused to extend its lifespan.
When buildings are decommissioned, abandoned, or slated for demolition, intact components can be recovered through a dismantling process to be used in new construction or remodeling. Because this lumber has already been used as framing, flooring, paneling, siding, or support, it must undergo refurbishing processes such as de-nailing or re-milling prior to reuse.
Aesthetic irregularities like nail holes, surface defects, knots, or splits are common in reconditioned materials. Reclaiming and restoring lumber adds value to a material that would otherwise be disposed of, while also reducing the volume of material entering the waste stream and lessening pressure to extract resources from existing forests.
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