Reclaimed wood is everywhere. From the pages of architectural magazines, to the interior design photos in your social feed, and the DIY arts & crafts on sale at your local farmers market. 

Reclaimed wood makes a statement, and turns heads but it is more than a design trend. It also enhances well-being, and protects the environment. Here’s just some of the reasons we use Reclaimed Wood at Epoxyliptic, and why you should too. 

Reclaimed Wood Stands The Test Of Time

Reclaimed wood doesn’t just look good, it has proven durability, otherwise it would last long enough to be used again. At Epoxalyptic we look for long lasting old-growth wood whenever possible. Old growth wood is incredibly stable and durable. Because of the tightly packed growth rings, old growth wood is denser giving it better rot resistance, and making it less likely to splinter, split or warp versus new growth wood. We also like it ’cause it looks good and, as you’ll read below, tells a story.

Reclaimed Wood Tells A Story

Reclaimed wood instantly adds authenticity and personality to any project. The natural beauty of wood always makes an emotional impact, but it is enhanced when wood that would otherwise go to waste is put to use — especially when its’ prior history is there for all to see in its’ rich patina, visible circle saw markings, or old nail holes. Our longboards use old growth redwood taken from 100-year-old homes, Douglas Fir floorboards reclaimed from an old mining town storefront, and more. Combined with colorful epoxy, reclaimed wood makes each board we make unique and gives each one a unique story. 

Reclaimed Wood Is Sustainable

Reclaimed wood reduces the devastating impact of deforestation, keeps valuable resources from being landfilled and thoughtfully repurposes wood that others might consider useless. Other advantages include much lower emissions than associated with the logging, transport and processing of new wood. These are just some of the sustainability advantages offered by reclaimed wood. 

Reclaimed Wood Is Everywhere

Repusposed or Reclaimed wood is so populars that many companies actually specialize in sourcing it. In addition to finding it in older wood structures slated for demolition (factories, barns, bridges, etc), sources of reclimaed wood include orchard salvage, forests submerged under water in reservoirs, forest floor salvage, and off-cuts from manufacturing. At Epoxalypic we source our wood by getting out into the community, talking to our neighbors, and supporting local businesses that specialize in helping people find wood that’s ready to be put to good use. Maybe by combining it with colorful epoxy, and then cruising down the street. Just saying.