A Great Idea For Do-it-Yourselfers
Warm weather is here! And for do-it-yourselfers this means it’s time to get cracking on home renovations. If you’re planning a project that requires lumber, consider forgoing newly cut wood for something with a bit more history. “Salvaged lumber is old growth wood, which means it’s stronger, has tighter grains, and looks better than newer wood,” says Merritt Fine, owner of M. Fine Lumber Company in New York City, which has been reclaiming lumber from demolition sites for 75 years. Whether you’re redoing your floors or building furniture, you’ll be giving your project historical value and a totally unique look with recycled lumber. You’ll also be making an environmentally responsible choice — a win-win situation.