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up­y­cled old wood is an eco-friendly ma­te­rial for cus­tomiz­ing your space. nathaniel geluz of dekko ph (instagram; Face­book www.face­ ph) gives us the low-down on why re­claimed wood is a good ma­te­rial to use for your be­spoke fur­ni­ture, and what to look out for when shop­ping. 1. “most of the wood used in old homes from the ’70s or ear­lier are of high qual­ity.” Think narra, ka­m­agong, molave, and tan­guile. 2. The re­claimed wood that dekko ph uses for its pieces are the ones with spots, dents, even holes from old nails. “The im­per­fec­tions will add tex­ture and unique­ness to your fur­ni­ture,” says nathaniel. 3. make sure that the wood you re­cy­cle has no signs of in­fes­ta­tion. you should also avoid wood with “tox­ins ap­plied from pre­vi­ous pes­ti­cide treat­ments.” 4. “we make sure that nails and tacks are re­moved,” says nathaniel. “we then ap­ply a wash to the wood to re­move dust.”

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