We are often asked by people looking to build their own garden office if they can use reclaimed wood. Often self builders have come by some reclaimed wood – in many cases old pallets and ask us if they could use it to create the structure of their office. Our answer is no, reclaimed wood does not have a role in creating the core structure of a high-spec garden office.
A couple of weeks ago we had an appointment at what turned out to be a rather trendy office. Our main takeaway from the appointment was how they had created a eye-catching feature from reclaimed wood.
The owners had taken a mixed pile of old wood – some of it pallet wood, some hardwood and some painted wood. Each plank was a different thickness and in varying states of repair with nail holes etc showing.
The owner of the office had cleverly and thoughtfully arranged each plank to create a feature wall. This got us to thinking that this a way that you can use reclaimed wood in a garden office.
Using reclaimed wood in this way is purely decorative, it has no structural load on it, and would be quite easy to create in a garden office. Its something you could ask your supplier to install or retrofit it yourself.
What we like about this is that every wall created like this will be unique, so you can really make your mark. We also like that we can now suggest to our garden office self builders a way to use their pile of reclaimed wood!