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You’ve seen it used in decor, flooring, walls, and tables. Reclaimed wood has a charm and warmth it brings to any space it occupies. But can it be used outdoors? Keep reading to find out what some of our readers have to say about using weathered wood in outdoor spaces.

Adam Rossi

Adam Rossi

Adam Rossi, CEO of TotalShield.

Create Eco-Friendly Structures

The use of reclaimed wood is an excellent example of raw material conservation, and this type of wood is perfect for use in outdoor applications. Certain types of reclaimed wood are even stronger than raw material building materials and can create durable outdoor structures that are also more eco-friendly.

More Resistant and Unique

Reclaimed wood is often thought of as a material for indoor use only, but it can actually be a great choice for outdoor projects as well. Reclaimed wood has already been through the process of weathering, so it is more resistant to further damage from the elements. This means that you don’t have to worry about it warping or rotting if it gets wet. In addition, reclaimed wood has a unique character that can give your outdoor space a one-of-a-kind look.

Evan Nelson

Evan Nelson is a cabinet expert at Nelson Cabinetry.

Todd Saunders

Todd Saunders, CEO of FlooringStores.

Just as Strong as Traditional Materials

Yes, reclaimed wood can be used outdoors. It is just as strong, if not stronger, than traditional wood materials. You can use reclaimed wood to build outdoor structures such as a shed, a deck, or a patio.

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