The character and eco-friendly nature of reclaimed wood make it a good option for a variety of interiors, ranging from traditional to modern.

Traditonal. Traditional Home magazine featured recovered wooden doors and beams in the California home of Sela Ward. The antique folding doors are from the South of France, while wooden beams are from the American South.

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Image via Traditional Home magazine. Photo: Dominique Vorillon

Ward’s dining room features wood paneling made out of a re-purposed 18th-century facade.

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Image via Traditional Home magazine. Photo: Dominique Vorillon


Modern. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) gave a housing award to this home in Port Townsend, Washington. The lower part of the structure is clad in reclaimed barnwood.

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Design by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson. Image via

Across the nation, a loft in a modern Manhattan highrise was paneled in reclaimed wood. Elle Decor reports that the planks, from an old farmhouse, were kiln-dried to reduce shrinkage.

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Image via Elle Decor and Michael Davis Architects, which designed the space.

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