Here is one of our harvest tables made of reclaimed wood and a 2 x 4 welded steel structure:
Going ‘Green’? Here are three different types of rescued wood you can choose for your furniture or cabinetry:
1) Most popular right now is ‘reclaimed wood’; wood that is taken from old barns, warehouses, etc., with history and character.
2) Another option is to use wood cut from trees that died naturally – i.e. have you ever heard of ‘wormy maple’? Wormy maple gets its name from theworm-like tunnels created by the ambrosia beetles that infested the tree. The infestation also causes a fungus to form, which gives the wood its beautiful black and grey streaks. ‘Spalted wood’ is the general term referring to wood with unique colouring caused by various types of fungi.
3)There is also the option of ‘salvaged wood’, referring to wood cut from trees that fell naturally, for example, after a storm.
Of course, make sure your woodworker kiln dries these types of woods to make sure there is nothing living in your furniture;) This also reduces the natural moisture in the wood, which causes it to expand.