Decorating with reclaimed wood furniture is a trend that has been going strong for several years. Concerned about our dwindling forests, people have been reducing waste by reclaiming wood from a variety of sources. Reclaimed wood comes from old buildings, factory floors, shipping pallets, and even old wooden ships. Furniture can be made from reclaimed wood in a number of creative ways. And you can be sure that each piece created with reclaimed wood is unique and cannot be imitated.

Reclaimed Wood Furniture With Old Paint:

A fun and colorful way to use old wood to make furniture is to leave the wood in its found condition, using any old paint color that's left on it. Designs can be fairly simple, with color in some areas only.

4 Blue Squares Rustic Reclaimed Wood Hall Console Cabinet

Or, boards of different colors are used randomly for an all-over colorful design.

Arizona 60" Handcrafted Rustic Reclaimed Wood Accent Sideboard Cabinet

A retro-modern look uses old painted boards that have been sanded down to retain just a few traces of paint.

Modern Rustic Reclaimed Wood 3-Drawer Accent Sideboard Buffet

Reclaimed wood furniture with an artsy, painted look can be a focal point in almost any decorating scheme.  Don't be afraid to mix some pieces in with your traditional furniture.  Add some character to a family room, or bring a splash of color to a beach house.

Rustic Reclaimed Wood Dining Table w Shutter Back Chairs For 4 People

Painted wood's rustic finish is family-friendly and can handle heavy wear and tear, so it's perfect for casual spaces.

Reclaimed Wood Industrial Furniture

Industrial style furniture recalls pieces that may have been discovered in an old factory and repurposed in the home. They might combine reclaimed wood with iron and steel frames or wheels for a factory look.

Industrial Rustic Reclaimed Wood & Iron Rolling Double X Coffee Table


Modern Pioneer Reclaimed Wood Industrial Wine Cabinet

Some more creative Industrial Style furnishings incorporate old signs, or they're repainted with letters and numbers for that "found" look.

1-2-3 Modern Frontier Rustic Reclaimed Wood TV Media Console Furniture

Even if your home isn't decorated in an Industrial style, these pieces are like works of art - they can fit in almost anywhere. If it looks like it was found in an abandoned factory, or bought at an urban flea market, reclaimed wood furniture makes a great focal point for your casual space. This is furniture that can really take a beating, so if you have an active family, or move homes frequently, reclaimed Industrial pieces will be with you for years.

Shabby Chic Reclaimed Furniture:

The Shabby Chic look is all about old, chippy furniture, soft whites, and naturally weathered wood. Reclaimed wood is the perfect material for building shabby painted furniture. It has the dry finish and patina of age that takes vintage paint styles beautifully. Cottage style pieces made of reclaimed wood fit right into a Shabby Chic home.

French Quarter Rustic Reclaimed Wood Round Dining Table

Winter Night Reclaimed Wood Scalloped 74" Standing Wall Cabinet

Shabby Chic interiors incorporate found items with old paint too. Pale colors like blue, green and khaki are popular.  Stacks of old trunks and boxes make shabby end tables or hold treasures like quilts.

Appalachia Handcrafted Reclaimed Wood Coffee Table Trunks

Winter Storm Reclaimed Wood Standing Coffee Table Chest

For the Shabby Chic bedroom, a Mission or Ranch style bed creates that romantic mood.

Add a shabby look to your living room with a large reclaimed piece. A buffet-style provides storage, makes a perfect TV console and can be used as a focal point.

Frontier Rustic Reclaimed Wood Distressed Sideboard Cabinet

Shabby Chic style is all about a collected look that's light and airy. Reclaimed wood furniture mixes in beautifully.

Coastal Cottage with Reclaimed Wood:

The coastal interior design looks best with lots of weathered wood, light colors, and splashes of ocean blue and green paint. Old shutters remind us of a tropical getaway. If the reclaimed wood has paint clinging to it, even better - it may have been recycled from an old wooden boat.

If your coastal getaway is a funky cottage, try some handmade pieces that look like they might have been locally made.

 Tucson Rainbow Rustic Reclaimed Wood Parquet Top Dining TableClick to expand Tucson Rainbow Rustic Reclaimed Wood Parquet Top Dining Table Tucson Rainbow Rustic Reclaimed Wood Parquet Top Dining Table Tucson Rainbow Rustic Reclaimed Wood Parquet Top Dining Table Tucson Rainbow Rustic Reclaimed Wood Parquet Top Dining Table Tucson Rainbow Rustic Reclaimed Wood Parquet Top Dining Table SHARE : Product description Testimonials Shipping Info FAQ's Why SLC? Dimension: 71" L X 36" D X 31" H (Seats 6) We mixed rustic charm, hand crafted quality and eco-friendly materials together and create our Tucson Rainbow Rustic Reclaimed Wood Parquet Top Dining Table. It is built with hand selected reclaimed hardwood which is chosen for its unique history, coloring and quality. The dining table top is designed with a multi-color four-panel parquet pattern which has an aged appearance. Special Features: Reclaimed wood is an eco-responsible choice Solid hardwood NOTE: Custom Options such as Size, Shape, Shade & Design are not applicable to this item. Reclaimed Furniture is subjected to have Slight Variations. Tucson Rainbow Rustic Reclaimed Wood Parquet Top Dining Table

Add a sideboard in bright cottage blue.

Sky Blue Distressed Reclaimed Wood Free Standing Rustic Cabinet

Look for mixed up colors, old painted planks, and shutter details to add to the artsy look.

Paint Box Shutter Door Reclaimed Wood Rustic Nightstand Cabinet

Reclaimed Wood Furniture for Resort Properties:

For a Resort Interior Design, you'll want to impress your guests with a calming, sea-inspired interior. Look for soft whites and aqua, and lighter-toned reclaimed woods. Start with a large storage piece that has shutters as a focal point.

Tucson 72" Rainbow Rustic Reclaimed Wood Sideboard

Lighter colors of weathered wood add a timeworn feeling, and they'll hold up to wear and tear. Try an unusual barrel shape for a cocktail table.38" Round Rustic Reclaimed Wood Tapered Sides Coffee Table

Or a trunk

Story on a Wall Reclaimed Wood Primitive Coffee Table Chest

In a resort home, people are more likely to put their feet on things, so a refined design using reclaimed wood is perfect. You'll need a large dining table and chairs too.Tucson Rainbow Reclaimed Wood Dining Table & Shutter Back Chair Set

Dress up the Master Bedroom with a beautiful chest with aqua blue and white painted reclaimed wood.

 Antique White & Blue Mango Wood 6 Drawer Double DresserClick to expand Antique White & Blue Mango Wood 6 Drawer Double Dresser Antique White & Blue Mango Wood 6 Drawer Double Dresser Antique White & Blue Mango Wood 6 Drawer Double Dresser Antique White & Blue Mango Wood 6 Drawer Double Dresser Antique White & Blue Mango Wood 6 Drawer Double Dresser Antique White & Blue Mango Wood 6 Drawer Double Dresser SHARE : Product description Testimonials Shipping Info FAQ's Why SLC? Dimension: 60" L X 19" D X 35" H Drawer: 24" L x 15" D X 7" H Bring lightness and texture into your bedroom with our Antique White & Blue Mango Wood 6 Drawer Chest. This large handmade hardwood dresser stands off the floor and measures 60.5” long and 35.5” tall. Look closely at the drawer fronts and you’ll discover a textured surface. The dresser top flares slightly out from the frame. The rustic traditional chest of six drawers is built with mango wood, a tropical hardwood grown as a renewable crop. After the trees stop producing fruit, the wood is harvested and a new crop is planted. Special Features: • Hand rubbed stain and finish • Ring pulls on drawers • Wood back Antique White & Blue Mango Wood 6 Drawer Double Dresser

Reclaimed wood furniture is eco-friendly - it's made entirely of recycled materials. These pieces have character and a story to them.  Furniture that has history, and is handmade, is so much more interesting to live with.  If you invest in a piece of reclaimed furniture, you won't tire of it. You'll find it follows you and finds a home wherever you are.

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  1. I want a Shaker? Bed made to match my other bedroom furniture that is reclaimed wood done shabby chic!!!

    Please say you can!

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