Reclaimed Barnwood alternative
Reclaimed Barnwood is a naturally beautiful product that is often plagued with problems. Reclaimed Barnwood can be expensive, difficult to install, and can be full of hidden hazards. You will find that most painted, reclaimed Barnwood is contaminated with lead paint, arsenic and mold from being exposed to the elements for years. Needless to say, reclaimed Barnwood can be toxic and hazardous to your family’s health.
Easy Barnwood was created to capture the rustic, natural beauty of reclaimed Barnwood without the high cost, difficult installation and risk to your family’s health.
Commonly Asked Questions:
Q: Does Easy Barnwood require maintenance when used inside?
A: Easy Barnwood is a low to no maintenance product when used inside. As with all wood products you can experience some color change over time.
Q: Where can Easy Barnwood be used?
A: Interior walls & ceilings, man caves & basements, three season rooms, interior barn doors, porch ceilings, covered outdoor living areas and commercial interiors.
Q: Can Easy Barnwood be used as siding or in other areas that are exposed to the weather?
A: No. Easy Barnwood is not recommended for exterior siding or areas exposed to the weather.
Q: Is matching trim available?
A: Yes. The trim comes in 8’ lengths. The actual thickness is 11/6” and the width is approximately 3 1/2”. Add 15% for defects and cutting waste.
Q: How much Easy Barnwood should I order?
A: Add up the total square footage you want to cover. Add 15% for defects and cutting waste. Divide this number by nine. This will give you the number of 16’ pieces you will need for your project.
Q: Any helpful hints for installation?
A: Yes. You will want to randomly stagger butt joints for the best appearance. Your project will look its best if you install 40% – 60% of the 16” T&G pieces without cutting into smaller pieces. We suggest selecting the boards with your favorite character to leave as your 16’ pieces. Then, depending on how much rustic character you prefer, cut out any undesirable characteristics, holes, or occasional end splits on the balance of your 16”pieces.
How is Easy Barnwood Better?
- Half the cost of reclaimed Barnwood
- Installs three times faster than reclaimed Barnwood
- 16’ Lengths that are T&G to make installation easier
- Matching Trim available
- Eco-friendly water based finish
- 1/3 the waste of reclaimed Barnwood
- Guaranteed to be free of lead and arsenic
Let your imagination run wild!