Reclaimed wood makes both economic and environmental sense, and it’s a perfect material for a range of DIY projects, including furniture, decks, fences, shiplap, and even flooring. Most reclaimed wood has a rustic, weathered look that appeals to lovers of cottage or beach-house styles, but you can give the wood a more contemporary appearance with a thorough sanding and a coat of paint or wood stain. Depending on the quality and type of wood, expect to pay from $5 and up per square foot.

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