Handmade Reclaimed

There is a difference between “reclaimed” and “recovered” wood used in my projects. “Recovered” wood is salvaged timber that was never used but pulled from water or the land, where it lay for years. “Reclaimed” wood was used for some purpose in the past and salvaged when that use became obsolete. Recovered wood is more difficult to obtain, more highly sought after by craftsmen, and touted as sustainable or environmentally friendly. 

The term “old-growth” refers to trees that have naturally reached their full maturity within an environment that encourages slow growth. Old-growth trees are typically stronger and larger than others because they took decades or centuries to mature.

My projects give new life to reclaimed and recovered wood. ~ Richard Jackson