Wood reclaimed from old tobacco barns, workshops, farm crates and other sources has so much history and character. These 12 home furnishings available for sale on the handmade goods website Etsy.com include tables, chairs, kitchen counters, organizers, racks and wall art. All take advantage of a resource that might otherwise have ended up in a landfill, and they’re way cooler than the mass-produced stuff found at big-box shops.
Wood Bench with Hairpin Legs
Sleek and simple, this reclaimed wood bench by Urban Wood Goods is made from salvaged ‘old growth’ sustainable Douglas Fir floor joists from a deconstructed barn in the Midwest.
Set of 4 Reclaimed Wood Industrial Bar Stools
DendroCo offers sets of modern industrial-style chairs with seats made from reclaimed old growth wood salvaged from a blacksmith shop built in 1860. The wood has been finished with a low-VOC treatment to give it a smooth, protective finish without harmful chemicals.
Reclaimed Wood Kitchen Countertop
The beauty of deep, dark aged wood is a lovely contrast with light-colored walls in the kitchen. The boards for this countertop by Lance Hayden were salvaged from 100-year-old tobacco barns in Kentucky. “One of the unique features of tobacco barns are the long thick beams that span the length of the barn and are used to hang tobacco during the drying process. Now long past their useful life, they are carefully taken down and recreated into works of art.”
Set of Reclaimed Wood Beer Crates
Use these reclaimed wood crates by Jacqueline McLane to carry beer, as they’re intended, or simply for eye-catching storage at home. Each crate holds 24 beer bottles.
Rustic Serving Tray
Rich and full of character, reclaimed wood gives this simple, rustic serving tray additional visual interest.
Set of 3 Reclaimed Wood Wall Art
Reclaimed wooden boards serve as a backdrop for three hand-painted works of art in this set by Adriana Hutson.
Rustic Table and Two Benches
Bits of white paint still cling to the reclaimed wood surfaces of this hand-crafted table and bench set by Timonthy Van Dell, giving it a charming country feel.
Multi-Functional Caddy Organizer
Use this rugged reclaimed wood caddy by Bacon Square Farm to corral liquor or tea in the kitchen, or bottles of lotion and cleansers in the bathroom.
Reclaimed Wood Elevated Pet Feeder
Perfect for a large dog like a German Shepherd or Great Dane, this elevated dog bowl by JB Branch is made of a wooden crate from an apple farm.
Rustic Reclaimed Wood Coat or Towel Rack
Place this rustic reclaimed rack of hooks by So Purdy Creations in the foyer as a coat rack, or in the bathroom for towels. “I love using recycled materials and creating something unique out of something that someone else saw as junk,” says the seller.
Abstract Wood Wall Art
Not all wall art made from reclaimed wood is cutesy and country. This piece by Craig Forget has an abstract, modern look that would be ideal for bringing some texture into a more contemporary environment. It’s made from reclaimed local barn wood that is over 80 years old.
Modern Geometric Succulent Planter
These cool little geometric planters are ideal for succulents or cacti, which don’t require very much water. They’re hand-carved from reclaimed butternut by Brenda Watts.ï»¿