One of the most frequently asked questions we get is “What’s the difference between faux, solid, and engineered reclaimed wood?”
It’s a loaded question, really, as there are big benefits and some drawbacks with each choice.
But if you’re looking to add rustic reclaimed wood accents to your home or unique wood features in a new home build, it’s important to understand the entire picture.
For example, while faux reclaimed wood products are cost-effective to both purchase and install, they might not create the look you’re aiming for if it’s obvious that it’s artificial wood.
Solid reclaimed wood beams are beautiful in appearance and craftsmanship, but they’re often expensive up front, hard to customize for your project, and costly to install.
Engineered reclaimed wood products are crafted from a combination of real salvaged wood and plywood, then customized into accent pieces like mantels, beams, floating shelves, and more. However, keep in mind, they’re primarily decorative and shouldn’t be used for structural support.
To answer these questions and many more, we created our Insider’s Guide to Buying Reclaimed Wood Products.
Dig deeper into your choices and find out which one is right for you!
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We love helping our customers find just the right engineered reclaimed wood piece for a variety of projects – from accents in your kitchen to coordinating pieces in a new home build. Call us 225-399-7546 or contact us here.