Reclaimed wood siding, especially barn wood siding, has a very specific look - weathered, rough, and rustic. But working with old wood is not ideal in many cases, and it can be a difficult building material to find. If you’ve worked with old wood, you’re familiar with these challenges:
- Crooked boards
- Ground-in dirt
- Insect invasions
- And more...
Now there are lumber options that mimic the style of reclaimed wood but don’t come with the challenges.
Rough Sawn Lumber Textures
In order to find a reclaimed wood appearance in new materials, look for products that have a rough sawn texture - meaning wood that’s used as originally cut, without smoothing or sanding. Common rough cut lumber textures include: circle-sawn, band-sawn, and planed. Circle-sawn rough lumber is perfect for anyone who is going for an authentic rustic appearance, as it is the roughest of the three textures. Band-sawn texture is less rough and since it’s produced with a band saw the face has straight markings instead of circular. Planed boards are the smoothest of the three.
The circle-sawn texture is created by sawmills leaving circular blade markings on the face of the board to create a rustic texture in the graining patterns. Circle-sawn siding can be used for a number of different projects from residential to commercial. Colors for the rustic paneling include:
- White wash - great for a farmhouse kitchen
- Stone grey - perfect for a rustic accent wall
- Warm walnut - inviting option for a study or restaurant
- Natural pine - natural way to brighten up a kitchen or lobby, or even on the ceiling
More examples of Northern Log’s Rough Circle-Sawn Wood Siding:
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