Have you heard of reclaimed wood? It is not new type of wood cut. In fact, reclaimed wood is used product. These pieces are often collected from old houses or properties. Even so, furniture trend has constantly included this wood in its list. Take a look at some ideas below and see how stunning the reclaimed wood could be.
1. Swivel Chair
You often heard about wooden chair. Probably it is the most common way to turn reclaimed wood into something functional. Although many would love this idea, you might want even better idea with bigger impact. What do you say about swivel chair made from reclaimed wood?
This type of chair was first invented around 1700’s, offering comfort and high-end function to its users. While being seated, you could rotate it 360 degrees. Reclaimed wood will replace the usual hugging frame in swivel chair. It looks bolder with grain tone charm. In the middle, you still have soft sofa to sit on.
2. Kitchen Island
Where is the place for you to brag about your personal style aside from living room? The answer is kitchen! Dining and gathering revolves around this area. Adding a unique kitchen island would bring new pattern to the area. Since it is made from reclaimed wood, you could paint the surface to fit your overall concept.
This kitchen island is not the fixed part of the kitchen. You could use it as dining table or kitchen island. Take your pick; more space for preparation or dishes serving. If you have the custom-made product, make sure to put extra space under the kitchen to store items.
3. Decorative Ceiling
So far, people love to use reclaimed wood as separator or wall. They do it simply by stacking the woods randomly or lining them by color. The result is already good without any repainting effort. What about using the same wood to make ceiling? It might not be as great as the other decorative ceiling, but still pretty enough.
When you are going to make ceiling from reclaimed wood, be extra careful when shopping. Make sure the woods will still hold for years. Also, take woods with similar thickness and width. Focus on these points instead of wood type and color.
4. Pendant Light
Another idea to use reclaimed wood is pendant light. You could install this light anywhere; in the living room, kitchen, or even family room. It doesn’t take much to build one. You could get the DIY step by step in the internet. There are plenty of ideas depending on the wood shape as well.
If you have a block wood, first thing to do is installing two hooks on the ceiling. To hang the wood block, you could either use iron cage or regular chain. Next step is hanging the lamps. It would be prettier to have several lamps, hung at different height. Check the cable installation; make sure it is not tangled.
5. TV Stand
Take a look at the area in your living room. Do you see visible cables? What about stack of books, sound system and books? You have better options to arrange all of them. Bring TV stand to the area. It doesn’t have to be pricey, but the visual is pleasing. Pick one made from reclaimed wood. It adds classic and natural feeling to the room.
If you handle plenty cables, make sure to choose the stand with covered side. You could tie the cables and hide them on the back. Stand back and see how this TV stand makes big difference.
6. Bathroom Shelves
The idea of using reclaimed wood might not be approved by all house members. If you still want to take a piece for yourself, then the best place to keep it is bathroom. There is no need to bring something big. A simple shelf installed near the shower stall is good enough.
Make sure you could reach it without stepping too far from the stall. This shelf might have multiple stories, so you can keep different bathroom necessities in every nook. Don’t forget to install towel hanger on the bottom. It will be helpful to get the towel dry faster.
7. Bed with Storage
Do you like the idea of custom-made items? If yes, then you might like a bed with storage made from reclaimed wood. The size could be adjusted to your need. You could request specific height and design also. Make sure to ask for extra space on the platform, placed on the foot bed. This way, you could keep necessary items in it.
After the platform is settled, your bed and comforter could be arranged. Instead of choosing draped style, it is better to go with short cover. You and the guests will be able to appreciate the wood grain on the platform.
Can you guess one simple item that could make big statement in a room? Yes, it is a lamp. Once you find a trick to arrange the lamp, you won’t need other small details to make pretty atmosphere. For example, you could take lamp made from reclaimed wood to your living room.
There are a lot of variations of the lamp. Some of them are simple, using the wood as the cage to distribute lights in abstract direction. You could also find cubical frame with bright lamp in the middle. There is even a lamp stand with tall wood structure to support.
9. Pet Feeding Station
Those who own a pet will know how hard it is to keep the feeding area clean. Once the animal finishes their meal, empty bowl could be kicked to any directions. Not to mention, the leftover food will be splattered on the floor. Fortunately, you could make simple feeding station for your pet.
Reclaimed wood is sold at cheap price, so you won’t bust your account just to get a commercial feeding station. Bring the bowl and make a circle using it. Reduce the diameter by one or two inches, so bowls could hang to the hole. If you have dogs, don’t forget to install some legs.