Recycled barn boards / Guides

Alternative wall coverings to drywall
Walls and Roofs

The best alternatives to drywall for finishing interior walls

...Barn boards for interior wall finishing Reclaimed barn boards can make for beautiful interior walls. It isn’t necessarily something you’ll want on every wall of every home, but as an accent wall it can be beautiful. Like many other woods used for finishing, it isn’t always necessary to apply any coating if they won’t...

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

...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 sustainable materials with lower ...

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

Recycled & reclaimed materials

...recycled windows is not only doable, but a great second life for a resource that otherwise might not be used. 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...

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

Finding environmentally friendly materials

...recycled content and is it recyclable at the end of its life: Purchasing products with recycled content saves natural resources. Purchasing products that are recyclable at the end of their life will help save resources in the future. Some products are 100% recyclable, some not at all. Green certification: Certifi...

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

Eco-Friendly Flooring material options for Green-Homes

...barn boards for a beautiful and rustic look. Barn boards are usually much wider and have a rich colour and history. Below is a floor covered with 90-year-old red pine that was reclaimed during a renovation. Re-using flooring material is more challenging to work with than newly milled wood, and how well it goes togeth...

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?

...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 wood ceiling ...