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Learn about Salvaged Wood Cabinet

Salvaged Wood Cabinet

Salvaged wood cabinets are made from salvaged or reclaimed wood. The most common example is cabinetry made with old barn boards. Cabinets made with old wood can have a unique and beautiful look!

Source the wood as locally as possible so you know the story of the wood and to reduce the energy required to transport it to the building site.

As well, look for wood with little or no previous finish on it, especially avoiding paints that may be lead-based.

Reusing wood reduces our impact on forest ecosystems and makes use of a waste product.

The City of Portland, Oregon, USA passed an ordinance in 2016 requiring all homes that are being demolished, that were built before 1916, to be deconstructed carefully so the materials can be reused. They expect to divert over 4,000 tons of waste from landfill per year with this new law.

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