With the exception of the foundation, our Canyon Rim Modern Farmhouse is practically a new build. We took down the rest of the house but wanted to put a little something of the old into the new project, a nod to what was once here. We did that by reclaiming some of the wood and adding it into the new project.
Thanks to the popularity of the show Fixer-Upper, shiplap has become a staple in the modern farmhouse and we decided we wanted to incorporate it into the design. Using the wood from the original roof frame, we created our own shiplap, whitewashed it and added it to our house.
We used it as the soffit on the front porch.
We also put it on our mantel and fireplace wall.
The mantel itself is also made of reclaimed wood that is over one hundred years old. The wood was saved from a house that was torn down in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah.
Reclaimed wood is a great way to incorporate a bit of history into a new build. We like our houses to have a little bit of something old to go with the new!