The wood products that are old, damaged and no longer used can be reused as reclaimed or recycled wood. The used wood furniture, house frame, wood door, wood parquet wood ship, or other wooden product has a value as a reclaimed wood. The reclaimed wood is popular to make special furniture product. The reclaimed wood furniture has high value since it is naturally antique, ancient, and distinctive. The reclaimed wood furniture already is well-known as special model of furniture which has his segment in the furniture market. The used wood should be strong enough and still in the good condition when it is processed and reused. Then only some species woods are used as reclaimed wood furniture. The most popular recycled wood are the teak, oak, pine and some mixed wood. The availability is the important issue since the furniture industry always need a continuous supply to keep working with the wood. The teak wood has high availability because it has been popular and used since long time ago. Ships, house frame, door, furniture, floor and any other wood products were made from teak wood. And now when the wood products are going to be old and damaged, the wood is still in good condition and can be recycled to make reclaimed wood furniture.
reclaimed wood furniture
The reclaimed wood also has the advantage since he has been very stable sine it has been exposed in the outside air for decades or even hundreds of years. The problem caused by the wood movement due to changes in air humidity environment should no longer exist. However, attention is also needed in processing the recycled wood. The recycled wood is old wood; he could be too old and could be broken already and not strong enough. This timber may also contain nails or pegs inside that could damage the machine in the processing.
reclaimed teak wood finishing step
Finishing for reclaimed wood furniture.
Reclaimed wood furniture always describes the impression of old and ancient, then the finishing should be according to the style of the furniture product. The simple finishes with the application of wax or oil are most used since it accords with the rustic and ancient looked form the furniture. The finishing with the use of modern finishing material by application of stain, clear coating glaze can also be generated with the antique style finishing with thin film to show the natural impression. Applications of thick clear coating should be avoided because it would contrary to the impression naturally ancient of the wood. Some physical manipulations such as wire brush or physical distress can be done to enhance the old and antique looked. The special finish to create dust looked with powder glaze or water based paint are also most used.
recycled oak wood