The Bilge Lounge is made from reclaimed bourbon barrel staves and leaf springs from New York City fire trucks. The springs provide a comfortable give to the chair.
Given the current state of Snowpocalyps in Portland today, here are some warm reuse thoughts from Peg and Awl on Etsy.
Constructed out of a reclaimed oak primarily from barns in PA built in the 1800s. It has two 2 in holes drilled in the corners to fit a tea light or votive candle. Finished with two coats of 100 percent pure tung oil, it is water resistant. The simple design allows for easy cleaning. We recommend that you wipe the caddy down after every use.
Thanks to Elise from The Rebuilding Exchange for bringing this to our attention. Read the entire article via the link below.
RECLAMATION The floor and interior of Pininfarina’s Cambiano concept car is trimmed in briccole oak reclaimed from the barber poles along the Venice lagoon. Jerry Garrett
Reclaimed woods are taking center stage in high-end automotive interiors; the short-lived Fisker Karma, a high-end plug-in hybrid, offered trim of either white oak reclaimed from logs retrieved from the depths of Lake Michigan or charred redwood from California forest fires. Bentley repurposes slabs cut from stumps of walnut trees. Even the latest-generation Ram trucks has joined the trend, offering thick chunks of door, dashboard and steering wheel trim crafted from old fence posts.
Pininfarina’s most recent concept car, the BMW Gran Lusso Coupe, has accents crafted from 2,000-year-old kauri logs dredged from a New Zealand swamp.
Middlesex, UK – The Great Barn at Harmonsworth near Heathrow has been bought by English Heritage for £20,000. After repair work the building will be open to the public in April 2012.
The oak framed Great Barn was built in 1426 and used to store grain. It is 60 metres long, 12 metres wide and 11 metres high, with 13 huge oak trusses. ‘The cathedral of Essex’, as it was called by John Betjeman, was put on the buildings at risk register in 2009.
English Heritage say ‘Grade I listed, the barn ranks alongside the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace for its exceptional architectural and historic interest.’