1. Initial Research
Wood millers take a look into areas with plenty of vintage wood, such as old houses or factories. Sometimes they source cheaper alternatives for wood internationally, coming from other countries such as India or China.
2. Inspection and Quality Check of Wood
There are various grades of reclaimed wood, all from different time periods and backgrounds. Reclaimed wood can range in age, from 1 to over 400 years old. It’s also important to keep an eye out for infestation and chemical contamination for your wood, which could affect its durability as all are factors to take into account.
3. Removal of Approved Wood Pieces
With the wood segments gathered, they are then separated based on type, as different trees can have different levels of durability. Any species of wood can be reclaimed, but some of the most common are Douglas fir, redwood, and oak. Oak is especially popular for reclaimed wood, due to its versatility in terms of finish and coloring.