Style on a shoestring: how a set of pallets could be repurposed into comfortable seating. Image by Baloncici (via Shutterstock).
If you enjoyed our previous post on retro furniture and interior design ideas, you might enjoy this little one. We at A.D. Woodcraft work with a variety of softwoods and hardwoods. Plus various kinds of chipboard, laminates, and soft furnishings. All of which from sustainably managed sources. Sometimes we work with recycled wood. Reclaimed materials with a story to tell.
For recycled wood, the best place to start is a trip to the salvage yard. Close to our base, these include Mac’s Warehouse on the South Circular Road in Islandbridge. There is also Deckclad’s two acre yard at Kingswood Cross.
Upcycling or recycling?
Whereas recycling is the continued use of one product in its near original form, upcycling means its continued use in a different form. As seen in the photograph, this could see pallets being turned into garden furniture. Another common use of recycled wood can be seen in gardens: that of railway sleepers for decking, steps, and raised beds.
Why go for recycled wood?
Apart from its longevity and traces of previous use, reclaimed wood is a more environmentally friendly alternative to fresh timber. Compared with freshly sawn wood, the carbon footprint of using recycled wood is drastically smaller.
Where we come in
Whether you choose freshly sawn wood or chipboard, as well as recycled wood, we at A.D. Woodcraft can work our magic. For example: the panels from a Victorian house in Naas could be part of your TV unit. A bookshelf, seen at a previous library, could be repurposed and refitted in your home.
If you have any further queries, talk to Austin and his team on 00 353 85 127 0371. Or you could email us via email@example.com. We will be happy to discuss your requirements and give you a free no-obligation quote.