It’s no secret that reclaimed, rustic, or weathered wood is a hot trend in today’s interior design world. We love the charm and history it brings to a space. That said, there are some unique challenges when it comes to reclaimed wood cabinets. Reused wood is usually dirty and can harbor mold or mildew, which you do not want where you’ll be preparing food for your family. It can also be really hard to work with. Aged wood is usually warped in some way and can contain things like old nails or staples. It takes extra effort to get reclaimed wood ready for cabinetry, which will increase the cost of your project quite a bit depending on the state of the wood.
So how do you get that reclaimed wood look without all of that hassle? Thanks to Woodland Cabinetry‘s Reclaimed patina finish we can offer you all the style you desire without any of the headache. The finish actually accelerates wood’s natural aging process to make the wood look like it’s been weathered by the elements. It’s an all natural process that continues to darken with age and exposure to sunlight, just like actual reclaimed wood. It’s available on select door style in alder, hickory, and oak.
Style Trends with Reclaimed Wood Cabinets
The modern farmhouse trend is a mix of modern and rustic with a southern style twist. It often includes elements such as wooden beams, white stone, bright lighting, whitewashed wood, and homespun décor. In this example you can see how Woodland Cabinetry’s Hickory Reclaimed Patina finish on the island contrasts with the bright white perimeter cabinets to create a perfect modern farmhouse feel.
Barn wood is one of the most popular sources for reclaimed wood. With its neutral tones and variety of textures, barn wood pays homage to the land and history. While it can be used in the farmhouse style described above, it’s essential for the mountain-lodge or modern-mountain trend. In this bathroom example you can see how Woodland’s Reclaimed Patina in Oak blends perfectly with the reclaimed barn wood accent wall.
While most of us associate reclaimed wood with the natural, country styles we’ve already talked about it can make a big impact for industrial designs as well. Rustic Industrial design is characterized by reclaimed wood and sleek metal accents. The combination of these two elements creates lots of design ‘friction’, which is what makes this trend so interesting and popular. In this photo you can see how Woodland’s Reclaimed Patina in Oak brings warmth and texture to contrast the stainless steel and clean lines. Even though it’s the same finish as in the barn wood example above, it creates a completely different feel!
Do you love the reclaimed wood trend? Call us today to see how we can bring your dream to life.