Houzz TV: Cool Reclaimed Wood Projects Fill a Craftsman’s Home
Raun Meyn comes from a long line of craftsmen. His grandfather was an architect and a cabinetmaker; his father was a welder and gearhead who restored old cars. “I was always right there next to my dad grabbing tools,” Meyn says. His dad would also hoard old sheet metal and rusty angle iron behind their garage for a project that might come along. Meyn picked up the habit, but instead of steel, he scrounges, collects and traffics in reclaimed wood. Lots of it.
The Chicago home he shares with his wife, Morgan Lord, and their daughter is filled with the results of his tinkering — custom framed art, a console made from Douglas fir, a feature wall covered in old siding, a birch and beadboard bunk bed and more. In his eyes, the older and grittier the wood, the better. “I’m drawn to decay, and the wear and tear of stuff,” Meyn says. “A building halfway falling down covered in graffiti is beautiful to me.”