The Four Reasons Recycled Timber is trending in 2022

The Four Reasons Recycled Timber is trending in 2022


Discover why recycled timber is the perfect choice for your home

Australians, like Gumtree user Sam, have been using recycled timber to create bespoke items which cost far less than those bought new, and are more sustainable, as these timber pieces are saved from landfill.

A carpenter by trade, Sam noticed how much waste went into building and furnishing houses so turned his skills to repurposing and extending the life of pre-loved items – particularly timber – into beautiful items to display around the home.

Sourcing materials, such as recycled timber, from Gumtree means these pieces have had previous lives, which helps turn them into a one-of-a-kind end product. According to Sam this saves him money and is a more sustainable way to approach his work as it reduces his impact on the planet.

Are you considering upcycling an item for your home? Start simple with basic furniture pieces such as a chest of drawers or a table, and give them a new life with a splash of varnish. Or use individual pieces of recycled timber to create bespoke new legs for a desk. Here are four reasons why you should take a look at pre-loved timber:

  1. Sustainable: While timber itself is a popular and beautiful material, the farming of new timber can have a detrimental impact on the environment, contributing to deforestation.
  2. Evergreen: The benefit of timber is that it really never goes out of style, the wood can be sanded, painted or varnished to easily change its appearance and keep up with the current interior trends.
  3. Versatile designs: With each piece of timber slightly different in appearance and colour, there’s the opportunity to create diverse pieces which are completely unique. These versatile designs can also be sold if chosen and there could be some big bucks involved.
  4. Health benefits: Raw timber is a material found in nature – studies show that filling your home with natural materials can have the same calming impact as spending time outside.