Looking to set your house apart from your neighbors’ houses and give your San Diego residence curb appeal that increases your property value? Maybe you’re looking for an antique piece of Americana and enjoy having conversation starters to show friends and family. A great way to accomplish all of these is to purchase a reclaimed or re-purposed wood front door.
These custom-made doors are manufactured from architecturally salvaged wood from barns, railroad ties, fences, and other doors. Typically made from pine, fir, oak, walnut, or cedar, a reclaimed wood door could be that perfect addition to add character and a unique sense of classic style to your San Diego home.
Some benefits of a reclaimed wood front door include natural materials that are dry and stable, and have a natural aesthetic that cannot be reproduced by mass-marketed manufactured products. Your reclaimed wood door is also an efficient form of resource recycling, re-purposing lumber from the scrapheap. Plus, your reclaimed wood door is a piece of timeless art, a definite conversation piece.
Where’s the best place to find a reclaimed wood door? The best place to start your search for the perfect reclaimed wood door is a lumber mill or workshop that specializes in reclaimed wood construction. A quick internet search provides many leads to lumber mills all over the country that allow their customers to choose what type of wood, the panel configuration, along with the finish, the style and type of hardware used to hang and open the door. Finding a master craftsman that specializes in reclaimed wood in San Diego is important, as reclaimed wood is often difficult to work with, since it could be over a 100 years old in some cases.
If you purchase a reclaimed wood door, be sure to get the back-story on where the wood originated from and the original purpose it served. Telling the story of your unique piece of American history is half the fun, besides having the coolest, most unique front door in your San Diego neighborhood.