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