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4 Ways to Upcycle an Old Door

Below is a guest post by Gregg Titon, a marketing assistant at Oakwood Doors. With years of experience working in the home improvement industry, he is passionate about new trends and styles and working them into home decor.

You may have heard the word “upcycle” being used fairly regularly at the moment, but it was actually coined in 1994 by Reiner Pilz who stated, “What we need is upcycling where old products are given more value not less.”

how to recycle a doorUpcycling is very similar to recycling, in that it limits waste and therefore helps to minimize any impact rubbish could have on the environment. The main difference between the two is that upcycling involves giving something a new use.

Furniture is fantastic for upcycling as there are many different styles that look great in your home. One of the easiest items to upcycle is a door, as they can be used to make so many different things. Photo: marc falardeau Continue Reading

Reclaimed Wood: The Reclaiming Process, Benefits & More

Below is a guest post by Joe Mitchoff, co-founder of Viridian Reclaimed Wood. Viridian provides eco-friendly, unique and affordable reclaimed wood flooring, veneer, paneling, tables and counters to cities across the nation. The Viridian team is committed to finding the best use for every stick of wood we reclaim to reduce demand for new lumber.… Continue Reading

The Flat-Out Truth About Recycled Countertops

Recycled countertops come in many shapes and sizes, and are made from a variety materials. The majority of recycled countertops are made from glass and granite, but you can also find some made from aluminum, and even paper. These eco-friendly products measure up in terms of durability as well as scratch and heat resistance, plus… Continue Reading