As the world continues to be concerned with our climate and environment, finding a way to use waste wood shows that we care about the environment.
Using waste wood can be a great way to use wood while saving the environment. We love using waste wood for recycled wood furniture and love the look and style of this furniture. We also understand that recycled furniture has many advantages and disadvantages that a designer must consider when considering recycled or waste wood for a furniture product.
Using Waste Wood – Advantages Of Recycled Wood Furniture Production
Typical furniture manufacturing has wood wastage during furniture production. Everything from sawdust to scraps of wood is parts of wood wastage used in furniture production.
Recycled Wood furniture helps eliminate a lot of that waste as you use wood that would typically be thrown out or not used. There are many advantages to using recycled timber for furniture production.
The top reasons we love recycled wood:
Waste Wood Or Recycled Wood Has Multiple Uses
Recycled wood can have multiple uses for items such as hardwood flooring, wall panels, tables, countertops, shelves, cabinets, and anything else that can be used to make timber products.
Reusing Waste Wood Is Environmentally Friendly Wood
Reusing waste wood to become recycled wood is very environmentally friendly. Using reused timber is a great way to save some of the earth’s precious resources.
Recycled Wood Can Have Excellent Quality And Strength
Recycled wood can be stronger than new wood as often it is wood that has come from old-growth trees as it is older wood. Recycled wood is wood that can have excellent quality and strength.
Recycled Wood Is A Guilt Free Wood Resource
Recycled wood or waste wood is wood that is being reused or would have mainly been destroyed. Recycled wood is guilt-free as no tree was cut down to make the furniture piece or item.
Recycled Wood Has A Great Distressed Look
As recycled or waste wood is wood that is being reused, the wood has a great distressed look; The wood will have knicks, scratches, holes, and other distressed marks already on the wood. The fact the wood is already distressed gives it a great look.
Recycled Wood Has Consumer Appeal
Recycled wood has a significant consumer appeal. Many consumers want to buy recycled or waste wood products as they are known to be environmentally friendly, and no trees were cut down to make the furniture pieces.
A lot of the wood used for the recycled wood could come from old barns, ships, crates, decommissioned buildings, homes, railroads, pallets, and more. The wood from these places also adds to consumer appeal and interest.
Using Waste Wood – Disadvantages Of Recycled Wood
There are many advantages to using waste wood for furniture and other products, but there can also be some disadvantages to using recycled wood.
Here are some of the top disadvantages of using recycled or waste wood for products:
Waste Wood Must Be Properly Collected
Waste wood must be collected appropriately, so sometimes, the woods can be more expensive. The recycled wood suppliers must know where and how to manage the wood.
Recycled Wood Must Be Properly Sorted
Recycled wood has no standard size, shape, or even width, so the wood must be properly sorted. The wood supplier must be able to sort the wood by the various sizes, types, and quality so that it can be used appropriately.
Recycled Wood Requires Special Wood Processing
Recycled wood requires special wood processing that other woods may not have to do. The wood may need nails, glue, and finish taken off before it can be appropriately used.
Recycled Wood Will Have Distressed Marks
Recycled wood will have distressed marks on it. Many of these marks will be profound, so they cannot be covered by the end product.
Because of this, recycled wood may not be suitable for the end product you are looking for, and no matter how much you want to use recycled wood, it may not work for you for the look and design that you want.
Recycled Wood May Have Holes
Recycled wood may have holes in it. The additional holes may work for a specific type of furniture and look but may not work for some styles and looks.
Recycled Wood May Be More Expensive
Due to the nature and complications of wood processing, recycled wood may be more expensive than other types of wood. The cost will depend on many things, mainly how difficult the wood is to collect or work with to produce the end product.
We love the idea of using recycled wood for all kinds of products, including home furniture items, but we also understand that this type and look of wood may not work for all projects. This is because the wood is unique and comes with a unique look and style.
At Mondoro, we produce furniture items in recycled pine wood. We love the look of the recycled pine wood and all the unique pieces of furniture that can be made using it and other home decor products – we would love to talk to you about how we can help you.
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Teak is a deciduous, not evergreen or coniferous tree. Teak leaves do not fall off in the wintertime, but they fall off in the dry season; in Asia, where teak trees are naturally grown, the dry season is not always the same as winter. As the teak leaves do fall off, the tree is considered to be a deciduous tree.
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Real wood furniture costs can vary due to the types of solid wood being used and the grade of the wood. Not all real wood furniture is worth the extra cost, especially if the wood they are using is substandard and the furniture is poorly constructed.
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What Does “FSC Certified” Wood Mean?
FSC means the Forrest Stewardship Council, a nonprofit certification process to ensure that wood used for products is from a managed forest and source. The goal of the FSC is to stop illegal logging activities and certify that wood used for a product has reached the standard to be called FSC-certified wood.
You can learn more by reading our blog, What Does “FSC Certified” Wood Mean? by clicking here.