Sangamon Reclaimed

Why Reclaimed Wood?

  •   August 8, 2018
  •   Amanda Compton

Incorporating reclaimed wood in your home decreases the demand for newly harvested virgin wood from forests. Felling virgin forests involves transportation and processing of the trees, which has a massive impact on the environment.

All of the reclaimed wood that we use to create pieces of residential and commercial furniture Sangamon Reclaimed has dismantled and/or sourced reclaimed wood from barns, churches, and homes built in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Each of these structures carries with it a piece of our nation’s history. With the help of a local historian we are able to pass on the history of these structures to each of our clients. Each piece we build is not only a unique piece f furniture, but also a conversation piece that can be passed on for future generations.

Why fake the character and charm of reclaimed wood when you can have an
original piece? Whether it’s a dining room table, barn doors, or a mantle you’ll
never get the same effect or finish with a new piece of wood that you get with
one that has been reclaimed from an old barn or church.

You can’t buy old growth wood unless it has been painstakingly reclaimed and
treated with the care and respect it deserves. Because of the diversity of old
growth forests, these are now protected, so you can’t drop in at your hardware
store and grab a piece of old growth for your home project. You can if you visit us
at Sangamon Reclaimed.

Because the reclaimed wood that we use is old growth lumber it is extremely
durable. Most, if not all, of the reclaimed wood we use, has been salvaged from
barns and churches constructed more than 100 years ago… and most of the time
they are still standing pretty strong.

Each piece of furniture is 100% original it is not mass-produced. With reclaimed
wood, you will not find any two pieces the same. If you want a piece for your
home or business that is different from everything else you should choose
reclaimed wood.

The unique beauty, character, durability, and history of reclaimed wood means
it’s extremely sought after for use as beams, decking, planking, siding, mantels,
furniture, feature walls and barn doors.

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