Reclaimed Furniture and Recycled Wood Furniture
Utilizing reclaimed wood furniture in your home design brings a unique warmness to any aesthetic. At Design Mix Furniture, we take pride in utilizing recycled materials to create beautiful, quality eco-friendly home furnishings for any style.
Reclaimed furniture is furniture that has been constructed from previously used or salvaged materials. The origin of materials can vary greatly, however demolished homes and buildings are the most common source. The wood from demolition sites is salvaged and taken to craftsmen who gently restore and refinish the wood to create a stunning new piece of furniture.
At Design Mix Furniture, we work with craftsmen around the world to carefully restore reclaimed woods in effort to preserve the character and charm of the original materials. These artisans are trained in a specific style of furniture construction and build quality custom made pieces to ship direct to our warehouse or your project site.
There are many benefits to creating salvaged wood furniture.
Utilizing previously sourced woods in new furniture construction preserves precious virgin trees. Many of the most popular trees used for construction of products are becoming scarce. Currently, there are 12 species of trees placed on the endangered species list.
Often times, reclaimed woods have been previously treated, reducing the need for additional treatments that may include the use of toxic materials. Sourcing sustainable furniture is a goal that MIX consistently strives to accomplish.
Reclaimed Furniture Aesthetics
Reclaimed woods offer furnishings a rustic charm that is difficult to reproduce with new materials. It's common for craftsmen to maintain the imperfections in salvaged woods, such as nails holes, saw marks and natural weathering. This type of material lends well to the constructing of rustic home furnishings.
Because we source materials from around the world, it is common to come across rare woods that are hundreds of years old. These first-growth woods can have distinct tight wood grains that are not commonly found in newly harvested trees. The rich hues and deep patina of these aged materials create artistic, decorative recycled wood furniture.
Preserving History With Recycled Materials
There is a story behind every piece of furniture. Where it came from, how it was used, what it stood for; these are all part of the historic elements that make each piece unique. When you use incorporate repurposed furniture or reclaimed furniture into your home, you are preserving the history of that unique furnishing.
At MIX, we hand pick our products so we know the story behind it. Whether it was a refurbished antique chair from China or an end table featuring materials from a reclaimed victorian curio cabinet, we will share our knowledge with you so you can treasure and share it with your guests.
Save Money with Salvaged Wood Furniture
Although high quality hand-crafted furnishings can be expensive, choosing items made from reclaimed woods can save you money. Because the woods have already been cut and often times treated, the labor that goes into manufacturing the materials can be lower.
This can be especially attractive if you are looking for more exotic expensive woods. At MIX, we carry a large selection of reclaimed Teak furnishings from around the world. Teak wood tends to be more expensive, however its hardiness and resilience to weathering makes it a favorable choice for many designers and home owners.
If you are a homeowner with an appreciation for rustic designs, history and nostalgia, or a designer looking to incorporate unique eco-friendly materials into a design, the variety of reclaimed furnishings at MIX is perfect for you.