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Before humans arrived in New Zealand, native forest covered over 80 per cent of the land. Today, that’s dwindled to 29 per cent.

With our lush green landscape, it can be easy to forget about deforestation, but it’s here. One New Zealand supplier, however, has a solution - a way to bring stunning timber faꞔades into our homes without cutting down more trees. We spoke with Aaron Dando of WoodInteriors about reclaimed timber and an exciting new range from Wonderwall Studios that’s adding major appeal to New Zealand with globally sourced salvaged woods.

What is reclaimed timber?

Simply put, reclaimed timber is timber that’s been used in the past. But while ‘used’ may not usually denote quality and beauty, the case is different with timber.

Older timber tends to outperform newer products, as it dates back before modern construction and milling methods. Older trees were able to grow slowly over hundreds of years, meaning the wood is stronger with denser growth rings and a tighter grain.

Plus, according to Aaron, it’s more beautiful

Before humans arrived in New Zealand, native forest covered over 80 per cent of the land. Today, that’s dwindled to 29 per cent.

With our lush green landscape, it can be easy to forget about deforestation, but it’s here. One New Zealand supplier, however, has a solution - a way to bring stunning timber faꞔades into our homes without cutting down more trees. We spoke with Aaron Dando of WoodInteriors about reclaimed timber and an exciting new range from Wonderwall Studios that’s adding major appeal to New Zealand with globally sourced salvaged woods.

What is reclaimed timber?

Simply put, reclaimed timber is timber that’s been used in the past. But while ‘used’ may not usually denote quality and beauty, the case is different with timber.

Older timber tends to outperform newer products, as it dates back before modern construction and milling methods. Older trees were able to grow slowly over hundreds of years, meaning the wood is stronger with denser growth rings and a tighter grain.

Plus, according to Aaron, it’s more beautiful

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“There’s a great rustic elegance and strong character to the reclaimed wood faꞔades Wonderwall Studios produces. Each lining is characterised by watermarks, varying shapes, saw marks and other features. This just isn’t something you could get off a shelf or ever replicate.”

Wonderwall Studios faꞔades have already been used in major projects around the world, adding a unique flair to franchise establishments like Starbucks, LinkedIn and the Hard Rock Hotel.

So where does reclaimed timber come from? Wonderwall Studios - a brand that’s recently joined WoodInteriors’ offering alongside Timberwall - sources their timber from all over the world, with workshops in the Netherlands, Indonesia, India, Poland and Italy. They’re also currently exploring operations in South Africa and Ukraine.

“There’s a great rustic elegance and strong character to the reclaimed wood faꞔades Wonderwall Studios produces. Each lining is characterised by watermarks, varying shapes, saw marks and other features. This just isn’t something you could get off a shelf or ever replicate.”

Wonderwall Studios faꞔades have already been used in major projects around the world, adding a unique flair to franchise establishments like Starbucks, LinkedIn and the Hard Rock Hotel.

So where does reclaimed timber come from? Wonderwall Studios - a brand that’s recently joined WoodInteriors’ offering alongside Timberwall - sources their timber from all over the world, with workshops in the Netherlands, Indonesia, India, Poland and Italy. They’re also currently exploring operations in South Africa and Ukraine.

“In addition to being a sustainable product, they also employ the local people to source and dress the timber, cut it to thickness and prepare the backing.”

, you’ll see a collection of products compiled In WoodInteriors’ showroomThis isn’t any timber, either. of former homes, wine barrels, railroad tracks and thousand-year-old oak preserved in the black mud of bogs and rivers. And there’s a reason for it all. Hammered railroad timber from India, for example, can thank the pounding of diesel trains for its rich, intense colour.

“In addition to being a sustainable product, they also employ the local people to source and dress the timber, cut it to thickness and prepare the backing.”

, you’ll see a collection of products compiled In WoodInteriors’ showroomThis isn’t any timber, either. of former homes, wine barrels, railroad tracks and thousand-year-old oak preserved in the black mud of bogs and rivers. And there’s a reason for it all. Hammered railroad timber from India, for example, can thank the pounding of diesel trains for its rich, intense colour.

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Adding character to your home with reclaimed timber

“I really like the history of it. Knowing the timber has been used once - maybe even twice - gives the product that much more character. There are a number of different species being used, each with its own texture and weathering,” says Aaron.

This funky appeal is just one reason to add reclaimed wood cladding to your walls, ceiling or other indoor applications. In addition to making a breathtaking feature, the product also performs well across all areas.

“Wood is an excellent insulator and some of the products have also rated quite high in terms of acoustics, particularly faꞔades with a lot of raised texture. It’s a really hard wearing product that’s easy to maintain.”

WoodInteriors have upped their offering of indoor timber faꞔades to include 52 different designs, each completely unique and delightful. To see more, check them out on ArchiPro.

Adding character to your home with reclaimed timber

“I really like the history of it. Knowing the timber has been used once - maybe even twice - gives the product that much more character. There are a number of different species being used, each with its own texture and weathering,” says Aaron.

This funky appeal is just one reason to add reclaimed wood cladding to your walls, ceiling or other indoor applications. In addition to making a breathtaking feature, the product also performs well across all areas.

“Wood is an excellent insulator and some of the products have also rated quite high in terms of acoustics, particularly faꞔades with a lot of raised texture. It’s a really hard wearing product that’s easy to maintain.”

WoodInteriors have upped their offering of indoor timber faꞔades to include 52 different designs, each completely unique and delightful. To see more, check them out on ArchiPro.

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