A closeup view of the maple top of a bar that Dave Matline and Dave Baldonieri made from an old bowling alley. It was a special award winner in the Reuse Inspiration Contest.
Knowing that Mr. Baldonieri had once used bowling alley wood to make a work bench, Mr. Matlin was delighted to find pieces of maple lanes for sale at Construction Junction, a nonprofit retailer of salvaged and surplus building materials in Point Breeze. But none were quite right for the project. Then he discovered more damaged sections on the loading dock — for free! “We started hacking and whacking,” Mr. Matlin said. “It worked out better than I thought it would.”
Source: This bar may not be art, but it is an inspiring reuse | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
A great Instructable by Urbanmx – you had me at prison bed!
1) prison bed $5
1) piece of bowling alley $33 (got all pieces for $100)
1) Wilton vice FREE!!! Thanks again Rod
1) tool chest $75
4) 5″ swivel locking castor $60 total
Total so far $250
via Super workbench.
Reclaimed bowling lane wood
Curved seat tops rests inside durable base
Clean & modern design
To ensure proper stability all slats of the bowling alley were seperated to remove any remaining metal nails or fasteners. Slats were then reassembled and glued.
Color variation requests are welcomed.
**MADE IN STATEN ISLAND NEW YORK CITY**
via Reclaimed Bowling Lane Bench by PositiveSpaceDesigns on Etsy.
i know i’m not the only guy making tables out of reclaimed bowling alleys, so i put a little bit of a different spin on my designs.
made from 1930s era bowling alley maple (not heart pine or oak, like some, but the real high quality maple stuff) “the lebowski” is a low bench or coffee table, depending on your needs.
the dude stands 17.5″ tall and has a 25″ X18″ top.
i filled the gaps and finished the piece with a red-dyed epoxy, then sanded most of it off again, creating a unique, tinted finish. i then buffed on many many layers of “bowling alley wax,” of course…
the legs are 4 actual used bowling pins from a local bowling alley. i threaded them on so they wil be shipped removed and are real easy to put back on.
and there’s a matching side table. check it out here:
contact me if interested in both and we can possibly work out pickups/delivery.
thanks for looking,
via reclaimed bowling alley and pins side table the dude by timsway.
Since it was launched in 2007, New York-based furniture company CounterEvolution has carved out a unique niche, creating a line of innovative furniture from reclaimed wood from bowling lanes. The company’s latest table, the Manhattan, was designed to fit into the pint-size apartments that are found in big cities. The sleek table should enable New Yorkers dine in style, while also reducing their carbon footprint.
via CounterEvolution’s Manhattan Table was Made for Urban Dwellers Out of Reclaimed Bowling Alley Wood | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building.