Nowadays, rustic and reclaimed wood countertops have increasingly become popular in kitchen designs. Rustic and reclaimed bar tops, table tops and countertops are warm, rich and they make you feel comfortable in your home. The natural imperfections, such as insect scarring and nail holes, in rustic wood countertops radiate your kitchen giving it a rich rustic charm. Turning reclaimed or distressed wood into countertops is a form of artistry which adds an organic element into your kitchen and home. Rustic and reclaimed wood has beautiful and naturally-aged features which enhance contemporary, traditional or transitional kitchen designs.
While thinking of rustic and reclaimed wood countertops, chestnut, antique oak, rustic pine and heart pine come to mind. These woods have a timeless appeal that gives your kitchen a radiant old-world feel. While preparing rustic wood countertops, stain and glaze can be added to emphasize the look of the wood. You can opt for lightly worn edges and corns with dings and dents, heavily worn edges and corns with numerous dings and worm holes, or very heavily and uneven worn edges and corns with clusters of worn holes, terminate tracks and notch marks, numerous drag marks, circular dings and scratches. The level of distress on your rustic countertop will depend on your taste and preference.
By using reclaimed wood on your countertops, you get a countertop that provides stunning beauty to your kitchen. You also conserve the environment by preventing the wood from going into the waste stream. Rustic and reclaimed wood countertops are available in a variety of colors and styles to suit your specific needs and taste. Reclaimed wood comes from numerous sources including building materials in warehouses, commercial buildings and barns.
Reclaimed wood has marks of history which add an appealing and organic element to your home. Reclaimed wood countertops can be expensive because there is limited supply of material. In addition, the process of turning the wood into countertops is time-consuming and requires plenty of labor. However, if you love the look and feel of natural wood, then reclaimed wood countertops is the way to go. Other than being a green building material, reclaimed wood is very durable and it can serve you for several decades. You must ensure that these countertops are sealed properly to prevent stains and bacteria.
If you are planning to have the look or feel of natural wood in your kitchen, then rustic and reclaimed wood countertops will fit in. Reclaimed or rustic wood is a wonderful choice for eco-friendly and naturally beautiful kitchen countertops.
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