New England is the home of countless old wooden buildings such as old homesteads, barns, and other out-buildings that are the source for beautiful reclaimed wood that will be perfect for homes in Portland, Oregon.
Reclaimed wood is ideal for a number of construction and renovation projects. In fact, there are many reasons to use reclaimed wood for your projects in Portland, Oregon, starting with the fact that it preserves living natural resources. In fact, there is nothing “greener” than reclaimed wood – since it has already been cut down and processed initially, it takes less work, energy, and materials to recondition and repurpose for new uses.
Then there are the unique properties of reclaimed wood, including its physical appearance. Reclaimed wood has been gently weathered and features unique coloring, fascinating knotholes and wear patterns, insect markings, and old nail holes that add character and charm to the wood. Properly recycled and processed for modern use, the beauty and functionality of reclaimed wood is unmatched.
It may surprise you how strong old, reclaimed wood is. But, for some locations like Portland, Oregon, some kinds of reclaimed wood, such as chestnut, is no longer available and has been replaced in the construction industry by faster growing softwoods. Reconditioned lumber processed from reclaimed wood, for your project in Portland, Oregon, has an incredible strength that is simply unavailable in today’s commercial forestry products. The sturdy wood fibers in reclaimed wood, slowly dried over the years through exposure, ages into remarkably stable and strong lumber that can add beauty and as well as longevity to a wide range of construction, renovation, and remodeling projects.
The reclaimed wood experts here at Bingham Lumber invite you to contact them and learn more about the beauty, durability, and effectiveness of reclaimed wood for your next job in Portland, Oregon or wherever you’re located.