Reclaimed barn boards / Guides

Stairs made from reclaimed barn beams
Wood and organic materials

All about wood

...Reclaimed barn boards and timbers: As barns are taken down for any number of reasons, much of the wood is still in exceptional condition and often commands an impressive price on the market. You can find support beams as well as boards. Mill your own tree: If you must take down a tree and you have space to store a pi...

All About Hemp Wood Flooring, How it's Made, Where to Buy?
Flooring and stairs

Natural non-toxic hemp flooring by HempWood & Tennessee Wood Flooring

...reclaimed from river beds , recycled barn boards, or renewable building materials such as bamboo, but this hemp flooring from a Tennessee manufacturer - Tennessee Wood Flooring is the first we have come across so far. This is indicative of a growing interest within the green home building community to source more susta...

Recycled barn beams and a refinished clawfoot bathtub
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Recycled & reclaimed materials

...Reclaimed boards used for stairs and railings © Bala Structures Finishing boards: Old baseboards can be very easily reused and save a bunch of money. Sanding, caulking and paint can bring them back good as new. Bricks and masonry: Putting materials with high thermal mass in the path of the sun will absorb heat an...

Interior solid pine door
Doors and trim

Interior finishing

...barn boards: cut them to width, run a quick router across one edge to round it, and a very quick pass with a sander can bring out some fantastic looking wood with a rich Canadian heritage. Cons: Some reclaimed materials can be quite labour intensive to prepare, particularly painted boards. You will likely encounter l...

Eco-friendly & Healthy Flooring is best for Green Homes
Flooring and stairs

Eco-Friendly Flooring material options for Green-Homes

...Reclaimed wood flooring: Depending on your taste and what you do with it, reclaimed wood can give you a floor with a lot of character. You can find and reuse old flooring, even use old barn boards for a beautiful and rustic look. Barn boards are usually much wider and have a rich colour and history. Below is a floo...

Bathroom with refinished claw foot tub and barn board trim in a home c
Materials and resources

Finding environmentally friendly materials

...reclaimed materials by purchasing their stock from old buildings being torn down. Light fixtures, bathtubs, bricks, tiles, barn boards, trim, doors, foam panels, the list is endless. You can also check out local classified websites for materials, you’ll often get them cheap or for free, as people are generally happy ...

wood ceiling in Reclaimed sunken lumber
Walls and ceilings - interior surfaces

Wood Ceilings or drywall - how to choose your ceiling material & what's the difference in cost?

...reclaimed barn boards, FSC-Certified lumber, or wood reclaimed from river bottoms as seen above. It will also reduce the negative health and ecological impacts of finishing with wood if you omit applying a finish. One thing is for certain - when the work is complete, it will be quicker and easier to clean below a woo...