During the building of my house, I have been doing the best I can to utilize every piece of wood, even with my best effort there will be quite a few scraps left over and it got me thinking about how I could use those pieces of wood. Today I stumbled upon an interesting idea that one could use those scraps for. It’s a floor made of left overs of 2×4 and other random lumber. I think the concept show here can be improved upon by adding some sort of resin or filler for the cracks and then sand the bejesus out of it all.
So I saw this today and it had such character and the reuse and re purposing of these materials is so neat I had to share. As most of us know, wine is often fermented in wooden barrels. Typically these barrels are oak, often from french oak trees, but what I didn’t realize is that they only last about 10 years and cost around $1000 a barrel! So this company takes the barrels which are often sold for rather cheap, straightens them out, mills then and the installs as wood flooring.