Whether you’re looking to supply your next weekend-DIY project or supply an accent wall, you might ask yourself, “Where’s the best place to get your reclaimed wood supplies?” The answer is easy – right here at Real Antique Wood – but you should understand why.
Reclaimed wood brings a warm, rustic atmosphere into a home or office environment. We take pride in the work and love we put into our antique collection as we travel the country and reclaim wood from barns that have been standing since the mid to late 1800s.
Reclaimed wood needs love, and trust us, we have a lot of love to give. Once the wood is back at our mill, our team of dedicated specialists comb through thousands of feet of wood and remove every nail by hand to ensure your wood product gets the proper treatment.
Once the nails have been removed, the wood is kiln dried to kill off any bugs that may be living inside as well as to lower the moisture content of the wood. Kiln drying the wood is key to ensuring longevity, and unfortunately, not every reclaimed wood dealer kiln dries their lumber.
You can certainly buy new wood designed to look antique, but there’s no substitution for the real deal. New wood will never have the character a reclaimed piece has. The beauty in reclaimed wood lies within the old nail holes, worm holes and natural patina created only by time. The big-box stores who sell disassembled pallets and crates make for a grab bag of wood in mostly pine and oak and comes in a variety of lengths and thicknesses.
Which would you rather have in your home?
So, you can save a dollar or two on materials that have an “antique look,” or you can invest real antique wood which has already proven that it can withstand the test of time.