Finishes, In Depth Looks

Reclaiming the Past

It should come as no surprise but we love wood. Walnut, Maple, Oak – it doesn’t matter, we love it. We love how versatile it is and how beautiful it can be. We especially love when it comes with a history, like our reclaimed oak finishes.

If you are unfamiliar with what reclaimed wood is, let me give you a quick explainer. Reclaimed wood is wood that has been repurposed into something new, like wood from old barns or wine barrels. Now I know you might be asking yourself, if it’s old why are you reusing it? Well, for starters, reclaimed wood often has a beautiful and unique appearance that looks stunning when applied to furniture. Plus, it’s upcycling material which is great for the environment.

Reclaimed wood also has the advantage of increased strength, stability, and durability. This is often times attributed to the wood having been harvested from timber grown in untouched forests causing the trees to grow slowly. The trees had to compete for sunlight, causing their growth rings to form close together. This allows the wood to be much denser and in turn, stronger and more stable because it is less likely to expand when exposed to moisture.

But most importantly, reclaimed wood has character. Our reclaimed oak comes from Europe, specifically old railroad ties. There is a richness to the grain pattern, a unique patina that speaks to the origins and history of the wood.

We offer three reclaimed wood finishes: grey, clear, and natural reclaimed oak. Each finish is different in color and grain pattern, making it unique and one of a kind. These finishes are available on any of our 400 and 600 series and are guaranteed to make your vanity shine with character and antiquity.

Top Left: Grey Reclaimed Oak, Top Right: Natural Reclaimed Oak Bottom: Clear Reclaimed Oak

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