Why Use Reclaimed Oak Planks in Your Home
Oak Wood is Built to Last
Oak trees have a lifespan of several hundred years -- and up to 1,000 years in the U.K. Oak’s ability to survive for so long is largely thanks to their dense construction, which also makes it resistant to insect and fungal attack.
Dense wood makes an exceptionally strong building material, naturally well-suited for flooring, furniture, and wood wall planks. Products made from oak are durable, long-lasting, look good and hold up much better than modern wood substitutes like mdf.
Style: Reclaimed Barrel Oak
The Beauty of Reclaimed Oak
Natural oak wood has a lovely color and prominent grain which reacts beautifully to many types of finishes. If you’re still holding on to a piece of oak furniture in high-gloss honey gold from the 1980s because it has “good bones”, you have the right instinct. That piece can be refinished and updated to match your current style, and even be handed down as an heirloom for several generations.
If you’re not a fan of the light high-gloss style that you’re used to seeing, you might opt for an option that has been stained or naturally colored. Barrel oak staves are commonly used in winemaking facilities to give the wine an oak flavor when foregoing fermentation in smaller oak barrels. The result is a beautiful naturally stained merlot-color that gives a new take on the traditional look.
The Best Reason to Buy Reclaimed Wood
Though oak trees are long-lived, it takes 150 years of growth before the wood can be used in construction. Cutting down live oaks isn’t considered a sustainable practice, especially when other species of tree, like pines, grow much faster.
But now that we know how durable and resilient it is, reclaimed oak can be a good investment. Choosing a peel and stick wood wall made of reclaimed oak or a look that is similar to reclaimed oak adds enduring beauty to your home while saving you time with its ease of installation.
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Carter Crandall, an interior designer from Blythe Interiors, recently worked on a small 10' x 10' canyon oasis that happened to start as a shed. Her clients, originally from the Pacific Northwest and Northern Idaho, love hiking, camping and anything to do with the outdoors, so Carter wanted to create a space that brought the outdoors in. She also wanted to make sure that she introduced some California Chic style. We recently interviewed Carter about the project and are thrilled to walk you through how she decided to use Reclaimed Weathered Wood White as her Stikwood design in this amazing space that they have named Nestled in Nature.