About Salvaged Wood
A handsome mantel, a rustic jewelry box, a picture frame as character-rich as the photo inside it — all these projects are perfect new purposes for well-aged salvaged wood. Bringing your family together for a meal around a salvaged wood table generates a sense of timelessness and an appreciation for history and tradition. In the case of salvaged barn wood, the spirit of agriculture and an unspoken nod of thanks to the farmers underscores the scene. Wood that spends years exposed to the elements develops deep, handsome patinas and accentuating grain patterns, while indoor pieces from bygone eras often feature craftsmanship and detail rarely found in modern woodwork and expensive to replicate. Certain woods, such as longleaf pine, are available only as salvage because they come from old-growth trees felled long ago and never regrown. Professional carpenters and home-improvement DIYers alike benefit from the ready-made gorgeousness of architectural salvage wood pieces such as corbels, doors, post toppers, furniture legs, and other ornate, vintage findings. Plus, salvaged wood is a very "green" way to go, and the vast inventory on eBay allows you to recycle old materials rather than depleting the dwindling resources of today.