The craze for using reclaimed wood for furniture is growing exponentially year upon year. Every month there seems to be a new type of old timber that is being stripped down and reused for furniture. Barnwood was one of the first types of salvaged wood to be singled out specifically for its beauty.
The thing that makes barnwood a great choice for furniture construction is the fact that it is so darn common! Thanks to the huge building boom that happened within the United States, barns are just about everywhere across the country. And as time goes on – these barns become dilapidated and unsafe. While it is a terrible shame to loose some of these historic and inspiring buildings there is a light at the end of the tunnel. The reuse of the material ensures none of the barns timber will go to waste.
As you will see in the list below there is no limit to what type of furniture can be made from barn wood. It is usually super strong and super durable. The fact that it has already acclimatised to the natural environment means it is even more rugged than when it was first used. And of course this is not the only benefit – you get the time aged, historic beauty that this stunning material is famous for.
Just about any type of decor can accommodate barnwood furniture, from traditional vintage rooms to contemporary modern marvels. Just because the wood is old does not mean the design has to be dated. Take a look for yourself below to see what we mean!