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For ten years we have been recycling Maine barn wood. We have a store in Gardiner, ME. There you will find examples of our custom work as well as a full DIY center where folks can find everything they need for their reclaimed wood or upcycle projects. We also offer classes at this location. We’d love to hear from you! Stop by the store or drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
There’s a lot of buzz these days about reclaiming and repurposing wood. Here is an explanation of the two terms:
To repurpose wood, sometimes also referred to as upcycling, is to take conditionally good material and re-use it for something other than its originally intended use.
To reclaim wood is to salvage material that has reached the end of its existence, revitalize it with life for use again, and transform it either back to its original intent or for another purpose(s). In short, working with reclaimed wood may require more steps before you get a finished product, but more importantly, both actions save materials from ending up unwanted in a dumpster and eventually in our landfills.
Why Buy Reclaimed? Check out this video from the Resource Conservation Group.