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18-Apr-2014

Why should you buy a reclaimed wood dining table?

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More and more homes are being decorated with recycled or antique furniture – and reclaimed timber is at the heart of it, with items such as reclaimed wood dining tables, proving popular.

The UK produces an estimated eight million tones of waste wood every year, with more than 80 per cent ending up in landfill. Fortunately, the number of eco-conscious designers is growing and they are taking advantage of the benefits and endless possibilities that reclaimed wood offers.

Firstly, a simple table or sideboard can transform a room when made from a unique piece of well-crafted wood. The character and history is evident in the grain, which delivers an ‘aged’ look that cannot be faked in fresh cut timber.

Another benefit is that it’s completely seasoned through years of drying out, and is ultimately less likely to warp and split. An added bonus is that further character may be added as the wood can change naturally over time.

At Authentic, all our expert craftsmen are local and only use British reclaimed wood that is full of character. So not only is our carbon footprint low, but using reclaimed timber also means that we are not cutting down the British countryside.

Our furniture, such as the Old Mill dining table made from reclaimed wood offers beautiful, bespoke pieces that perfectly complement your home.

The wood often comes from old beams and joists that were previously used in mills, factories, barns and old houses, and can come from a variety of trees, such as hemlock, redwood, douglas fir and pitch pine. Each has its own characteristics in colours and grain effects, which results in a unique style and warmth when crafted into a piece of Authentic furniture.

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