The choice of the type of lumber to use would reflect one's lifestyle and taste. The following are the various types of timber used to make rustic reclaimed wood furnishing.
- ASPEN - creates beautiful pieces and popular for its soft white hue. It is commonly used for making mirror frames, candleholders, wine racks, picture frames and to serve as secondary lumber in bigger pieces. Since it is soft timber, it's not as durable as harder ones but the beauty and color could not be denied.
- RUSTIC OAK - oak has a warm look that is very appealing. It works well in any room setting. It is very durable and is a great choice for creating reclaimed wood buffets. It ages well and over the years would develop its own character.
- PINE - is one of the softwoods used in making rustic fixtures like buffets, thus it needs extra care. It should not be put in a place where there is direct exposure to heat sources or sunlight. Regular maintenance is needed to keep it shiny.
- NORTHERN WHITE CEDAR - it's a very light lumber that has a creamy color that weathers naturally to a silvery gray if left untreated. It has a beautiful aroma and often used for constructing bedroom, dining and living room furnishings.