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Guest Picks: Reclaimed Wood: Furniture With a Past
Erika Johnson is an editorial contributor and lifestyle blogger based near Boston, MA. Raised with equal time in Boston, Dallas and Seattle, Erika’s style can be described as innately New England, while weak-kneed for Southern charm. With a professional background split between the worlds of design and history, Erika launched Radiant Republic 2011 to blend her two loves: visual discovery and story telling. Radiant Republic has evolved into a place where interior design explorations and sartorial adventures are shared, garnering attention from the likes of House Beautiful, Rue Magazine and The New York Times.
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I love a good story. Each of these pieces constructed from reclaimed, salvaged wood certainly comes with an interesting past — but that's not the only reason I'm drawn to reclaimed wood. I feel good about purchasing unique, one-of-a-kind pieces while supporting small, environmentally conscious businesses along the way. As a New Englander, I'm drawn to the weathered, rustic aesthetic. — Erika from Radiant Republic
Heart Pine Rustic Dark Stain Island
The rounded shape of the surface softens this island while also maximizing space for entertaining.
Barn Door Distressed Wood Cabinet by The Yellow Peony - $990
There are few things I love more than barn doors, and this reclaimed door has been converted into a kitchen cabinet.
The Maggie Natural Stain Coffee Table by Old Bits of Wood - $195.99
A coffee table made from a reclaimed pallet and fence blends beautifully in an antique or a modern setting.
Dining Set From Reclaimed Wood by Old Pine - $1,595
The blend of old and new wood makes a beautiful farmhouse focal piece. The blend of chairs and a bench is reminiscent of a true country home.
'Railway' Handmade Reclaimed Wood Spike Coat Rack by Appendage & Bough - $125
Reclaimed wood is also magnificent on a smaller scale. I would love to hang this reclaimed wood and railway spike coat rack in my mudroom.
Reclaimed Fence Wood Entertainment Console by Reclaimed and Rustic - $595
Reclaimed fence parts were converted into this stunning entertainment center. The antique finish has a soft, romantic feel.
Couch Arm Wrap, Reclaimed Wood by Blisscraft & Brazen - CAD 250
A reclaimed wood couch arm wrap is a pretty solution for small spaces — and cozy evenings on the sofa.
Turquoise Armoire by Zaco Creations - $695
This distressed turquoise armoire would be a beautiful addition to a bedroom. I would love to add this pretty pop of color to my own room.
Handcrafted & Reclaimed Solid Wood Slab Side Table/Bar Stool by P&A Creations - $295
Made from locally salvaged hickory and steel pipes, these bar stools would be beautiful in a breakfast nook or kitchen bar.
Barnwood Mission Style Bed - $1,695
Crafted from 100-year-old barn wood and timbers, this handsome bed is in my dreams for my (future) ski cabin.
Cottage Four Post Bed - $1,495
This ornately carved wood injects a lot of style into a space. The color is perfect for a cottage setting.
Park City Frame With Metal Corner Brackets - $26.99
I have many reclaimed wood frames at home, but I am always looking to add to the collection. I love the antique hinges on this barn wood frame.
Faux Wood Beams
Faux beams are a pretty way to transform a space. I love the juxtaposition of dark antique wood against the white ceiling.
Antique Barn Wood Siding - $4
On a grand scale, barn wood siding can be installed on the exterior of a home for a rustic, weathered appearance.
Folding Wine Barrel Chair - $218
Made from salvaged oak wine barrels, this steamer deck chair is too good. I would love to have a pair for a wraparound porch.
Hexagonal Oak Flooring
These hexagonal floor tiles from recycled wine barrels are brilliant! The honeycomb pattern is a show-stopper. This floor is sure to be a conversation piece among guests.
Antique Heart Pine Flooring - $7
Reclaimed wood flooring adds beautiful variation of color and intense visual depth.
End Grain Flooring
Reclaimed wood surfaces and red brick flooring make a pretty pair.