11 Uses for Reclaimed Wood from Capital City Millwork Reclaimed wood is wood that has been repurposed from deteriorated barns or buildings to be used again. Reclaimed wood is prized for the beautiful colors and texture that can only come with age, but it also extremely strong and durable. Also, reclaimed wood is environmentally friendly because no new trees are cut down in order to produce it. Check out these 11 ways you can use reclaimed wood in your home! Check out our selection of woods, hardware, and other items at our showroom.