You recycle glass and plastic, newspapers and magazines. You donated to the resale store before it was hip. But, what about your furniture selections? Did you know that you can “go green” with furniture? Going green is a hot decorating trend that not only makes your home look fantastic but also feels good to your soul.
For some, the decision to go green is so simple and they have no problem including reclaimed, recycled wood pieces into their home. For others, it’s not that easy. Images of dumpster diving and beaten used furniture cloud their mind. Because of this, the terminology has been changed to make recycling more appealing. You may see the terms antique, vintage, barn or reclaimed wood. These words are used to describe wood that is old and worn and given a new purpose in life. Most reclaimed wood comes from old barns, warehouses, box cars and flooring. Imperfections, such as warps, cracks, nail and worm holes are left untouched to capture the true character of the wood. Recycled boards are then hand crafted into custom pieces of reclaimed wood furniture.
Using reclaimed wood is not only great for the environment, but it can provide an inspiration for your home and decorating needs. Let the feel and history of the wood encourage you to “go green” in ways you never thought possible.
Please visit Hickory Park Furniture to view our unique pieces of reclaimed wood furniture.