To fit a variety of styles and budgets, we offer choices when it comes to our custom furniture. Yet, when asked, many people aren’t aware of their options, let alone their differences. This guide explains How to Choose the Right Wood for your Custom Table or other custom piece of furniture.
Reclaimed Wood (AKA Barn Wood)
Reclaimed wood (or barn wood) is not a species of wood. Reclaimed wood describes that the wood has been aged for many years. This type of wood spent its previous life as a barn, outbuilding, flooring, fencing, or even a wine barrel. With many years of being out in the elements the wood inherited lots of character. Pine, oak, poplar, chestnut, and hickory are the most popular types of wood found in Barn wood. When you order a handcrafted kitchen table from us, you’re likely to take home a combination of all five!
Barn wood is desirable because of its rustic nature. The wood was often milled with hand saws and other hand tools. The hand milling gave the barn wood the saw marks and other textures that we love.
If Barn wood isn’t in your budget, or you’re looking for something a bit less rustic, our alternative is pine. Pine is always available and very flexible… and in our opinion is a great choice of wood for a sliding barn door. Pine is lightweight and light in color, meaning it can be finished any color that you chose. We are even able to treat it in a way that makes it resemble barn wood without the added cost.
Living in Central Oregon, we don’t get our hands on hard woods as often as we did back in Kentucky. But, hard woods such as maple, oak, cherry, birch, teak, Beech, Ash, and others are available upon request. Creating furniture with hard woods offers that modern and polished look.
If you have any further questions about wood selection, head over to this comprehensive guide on How to choose types of wood for woodworking, or if you’re ready to get started on your own custom piece, email us or give us a call at (513)808-5469.See More Furniture