Reclaimed Kitchen Cabinets
Reclaimed kitchen cabinets. Your kitchen uses a lot of energy resources, though you may not be aware about it. You use electricity and cooking gas, water in your sink. You have stocked food in your fridge that uses chemicals and fuel to be produced and transported. Do not forget your garbage bin - the non-reclaimable packaging.
You can do various things with your kitchen to lower the ecological impact! Let us start with you kitchen cabinet. Go green and get reclaimed kitchen cabinets for yourself.
While redesigning or modernising your kitchen you most likely will be using new wood for cabinets.
Remember, cabinets are often made from wood, which are produced untenably and uses a lot of chemicals in sticking, gluing and painting. These not only consume resources but the chemicals used can be harmful from an ecological perspective.
Luckily there are other alternatives that are tenable, healthy and can create a feel and look that could be your neighbour’s envy. Start with some salvation work. Keep all the existing parts of your existing cabinets that you can use to build your salvage kitchen cabinets.
Using this first step, you have already saved a lot of money and wood! You can also use recycled wood or filter board or even get your cabinets made from compressed plant material like whiteboard. Refer to my wood kitchen cabinets section to get details of all kinds of wood options that you might have.
Find kitchen cabinets that used either reclaimed wood or wood that is harvested in a sustainable manner. Many companies sell salvaged kitchen cabinets. You can buy kitchen cabinets from these manufacturers if you decide to go with reclaimed wood. There are many reclaimed kitchen cabinets available, which are made from reclaimed lumber.
You can also go the sustainable wood way. There are many eco-friendly manufacturers who sell kitchen cabinets made of bamboo and wheat board. Cheap kitchen cabinets are made of bamboo and plywood and at the same time they are formaldehyde-free. You can also purchase cabinets made by pressing Chinese sorghum. These are called Kirei board.
The cost of new kitchen cabinets can be on the higher side depending on your choice of material and hardware. Cabinets made from eco-friendly material are affordable kitchen cabinets and can substantially reduce your budget.
Consider having your existing solid wood kitchen cabinets stripped. Then sand it and refinish or reface it. With some imagination and innovativeness you can remodel the entire look of your kitchen at the same time save on wood and other resources.
While deciding on counter tops for your kitchen cabinets avoid all plastic. Choose from the naturally available options like stone, marble, wood or even tiles. You can also use something that has been created recycling materials.
Check online for recycled materials, a site like eBay can spoil you for choices. Check your local newspapers for yard sales. You can easily grab a handy pair of used kitchen cabinets for sale and remodel it yourself.
You can also visit demolition sales or auctions for reclaimed wood and other materials for your kitchen. If you are lucky you can get an antique piece or a good set of distressed kitchen cabinets, which after some rework can be a prized possession of yours.
You can get reclaimed wood from sidings of sheds and barns. Wood with rustic nail holes in it is a great choice for giving the rustic look to your reclaimed kitchen cabinets. You should choose reclaimed wood only if you thrilled by antique charm.