The materials and resources that are used in any given project are the foundations to the overall functioning of the structure itself. They are very important in the overall grand scheme of things, not just because they are physically relied upon to erect the home, but because of the underlying aspects and costs associated with production, consumption, transportation, and disposal. These processes have significant impact on the environment at many different levels and anything that can be done to mitigate these consequences is a step in the right direction. Aside from practicing waste management and using environmentally preferable materials, conservation is also very important in using and reclaiming existing materials, more specifically in our case, lumber. By choosing to select resources material (lumber) that has already at some point been harvested and manufactured, there are not only substantial savings to the bottom line, but a lessened impact to the environment as well. This process of reclaiming lumber needs to be addressed typically in the cery stages, as it is prudent to plan in the design phase how the sourced our reclaimed wood can be effectively, practically, and aesthetically utilized. there is a considerable amount of time and effort that goes into this innovative technique, as sourcing out demolition sites for lumber retrieval and finding materials that, after careful consideration, will in fact be functional to use in a future project, occupies many hours. A place to store the materials is also necessary, as well as the tools to ‘reclaim’ the wood and unsheathe the beautiful wood below. At the end of the day, the process is time consuming but the benefits and the outcome in the final product far outweigh any time given to reclaiming the lumber.