enjoy re-purpose projects and finding old materials to redecorate my
home. Reclaimed lumber can give character, style and beauty to any home
improvement project. After doing some research on reclaimed lumber I
discovered Kansas City has several locations a home owner can purchase
this reclaimed lumber. If you are considering a remodel project for your
home you might consider reclaimed lumber for that project. Reclaimed
lumber is a way you can go “green” in your home.
The lumber can come from a variety of sources: older
houses, warehouses, barns or factories that are being torn down. Some of
the wood comes from storm damaged trees or submerged logs. The wood is
then brought to a reclaimed wood center, where the wood is then
transformed into usable lumber. The process to transform this wood is
very interesting. First, the wood is sorted according to the species and
grade. After the sorting the wood is scanned for nails or any other
metal in the wood. While scanning they are also looking for any
undesirable traits. It is then stored for air drying. If the wood
requires more than air drying the wood is placed in an insulated chamber
that regulates and removes unwanted moisture from the wood.
When purchasing reclaimed wood you will want to make
sure these processes are taken to ensure the wood you receive is good
quality. Many places that sell reclaimed wood will cut and plane the
wood to your specifications.
If you are refurbishing your home you might consider
sending your used materials to one of these reclaimed lumber locations
instead of the landfill. If these companies do not take the wood you
have you might also consider contacting a recycling center in your area.
Listed below are some of the reclaimed lumber restores
that are in the Kansas City area. I hope you will find these stores
interesting. If CH Construction can help you with any of your remodelling
projects gives us a call.