When selecting wood furniture for a home or business environment, it’s important that the product provides the requisite style and appeal to blend seamlessly within the area. Many property owners struggle in finding wood furniture products suitable for their rustic design motif. The specialists at Fine Oak Things have comprehensive experience in wood furniture, and have served clients across Milton, Burlington, and Oakville with a superb selection of rustic furniture options. In this article, their experts highlight the differences between reclaimed wood and rough cut options when looking for furniture products.
Rough Cut Wood is Locally Sourced
All of the rough cut wood used in the furniture at Fine Oak Things is locally sourced from environmentally-respected regions of Ontario. It’s then handcrafted by Amish and Mennonite builders across the province to create rustic harvest tables and bedroom sets that can be seen at the Fine Oak Things showroom. Reclaimed wood, however, can be sourced all across the globe. A customer that thought they were buying a table made from reclaimed Ontario barns could in fact be purchasing a table constructed of reclaimed wood from overseas (China in particular). This might mean that the final product that enters the marketplace is not refined to the highest of industry standards and was not sourced using recognized environmentally-sound measures. It’s important to analyze the source of all wood products to ensure the material was brought to market while protecting local landscapes.
Reclaimed Tables can be Expensive
Due to the preparation and shipping costs involved in sourcing reclaimed wood for furniture construction, they can often be far more expensive than rough cut products. Rough cut products tend to be more cost-effective, as they are sourced locally and can be transported quickly from the mill to the builder and ultimately the customer. Another factor adding to the price of reclaimed wood is the processing required to bring the material to market. Processors must pass reclaimed wood through expensive metal detectors to ensure that any nails, which could damage equipment, have been removed. Then the wood has to be cleaned, kiln dried and transported before it is rough milled, dimensioned and assembled. It’s a process that contributes significantly to the final cost.
Rough Cut Wood Complements Your Home
Rough cut wood features saw marks and other imperfections that add character to each piece of furniture and assure a rustic and welcoming feel within any home or business environment. Since each piece of rough-cut furniture from Fine Oak Things can be customized for the individual buyer, customers can feel confident when purchasing rough cut furniture that the piece will satisfy their needs and protect the environment while supporting the local economy.
There’s a clear difference in the way reclaimed wood and rough-cut products are brought from the natural environment and into the consumer’s home.