History in the making: why faux barnwood is so popular

Antique or reclaimed barnwood has been enjoying a serious surge in popularity, but so too has carefully manufactured faux barnwood. The question is, why and is it better than the real thing?

Real barnwood can be found in homes throughout the world but especially in the USA, thanks to its in-built heritage and strength. Years of weathering creates a patina that is interesting and unique; while also adding to the durability of the material itself and let's not overlook a crucial element; faux barnwood is often consider to be an eco-friendly building material too. There are, however, a couple of problems with barnwood! Most notably the availability and price, which faux varieties can easily tackle.

Reclaimed faux Barnwood Furniture - Bed

There is an infinite amount

Let’s start with the issue of availability. While there are countless old barns scattered throughout the country, particularly in the Midwest, not all are suitable for demolition and reclamation and there is, ultimately, a finite amount of barnwood to be had. With this in mind, faux versions have started springing up. 

Usually, we make it from pine. Pine that we give an aged look through certain processes and stains; not all faux barnwood is created equal. Here at Woodland Creek Furniture, we have a team of artisans on hand to create the most realistic versions out there, resulting in us even having to look twice. Utilizing rough sawn marks, nicks, insect tracks and specifically-chosen stains, we are able to recreate antique barnwood faithfully and respectfully. 

It’s far less expensive

Naturally, wood that has seen at least a century of history comes at a price; especially those pieces with really interesting marks and patina. You could be looking at a four-figure price tag for small items with real barnwood and though it’s worth every penny, sometimes a cheaper alternative is a sensible idea.

Despite requiring care and a lot of work, our faux barnwood is a cost-effective way to get the aesthetic and vibe that you love; without compromising on quality. We don’t use themed veneers or cheapen our furniture with low grade hardware; instead, we offer you solid wood furniture that we make with less expensive timber. The result is furniture that you love and your guests envy, but no potential for bankruptcy. 

we can make it into anything

Let’s imagine that you are looking for a specifically-sized linen closet for your bathroom. You want aged barnwood but have had no luck finding what you want. No problem. Simply have it recreated in faux barnwood for a fraction of the cost! Furthermore, it will have a  faster completion time and with your bathroom specifically in mind

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