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Where do bridges go when they die? Or more specifically, where do the pieces of large infrastructure go when they get demolished or repaired? Well, one company is finding one intriguing way to recycle old, discarded scrap cables from San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge — by incorporating them into elegant and timeless pieces of furniture.
Source: Elegant furniture made with discarded cables from Golden Gate Bridge | TreeHugger
An unusual way to keep the salt handy, as well as minimalist decor for the table.
Source: Salt and Pepper Test Tubes Holder in Reclaimed by andrewsreclaimed
Dondi Carder (from left), Justin Carder, Jason Carder and Scott Hubbard, owners of Unsung Salvage Design Company, partially furnished a model apartment at Artspace Hamilton Lofts. They are opening up Unsung Salvage Design’s retail space at 212B Main Street in April or early May. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF
“We like to take pieces from a client that maybe were discarded … and repurpose them into something else,” he said, offering as an example a crib used by three generations of a Hamilton family and repurposed by the business as a bench to be used at the foot of the client’s grandmother’s bed.
Source: Unsung Salvage Design Co. to open in Hamilton this spring | www.journal-news.com
Rich Duncan Construction used Barnwood Natural woods on walls and ceilings to add warmth and charm to the First Call Home Health building project.
“There is a lot of great material that we can use that uses a lot less energy and emits a lot less carbon,” Wadleigh said. “We like to design and build projects with what we have so that we are not taking down more trees and we are buying no plastic.”
Clients choose Barnwood Naturals partly because the wood is recycled and holds history, but also because the wood looks so much better than wood purchased now.
“The coloring is much different than new wood,” Wadleigh said. “Doug fir at the big box stores looks nothing like the old growth. There is a lot of character in this older wood.”
Barnwood Naturals warehouses a wide assortment of reclaimed woods, mostly from the Pacific Northwest.
via Business turns old wood into re-useful products.
Kith&Kin’s penchant for reclaimed woods reappears in other works like this beautiful set of drawers featuring salvaged oak.
via Gorgeous furniture made with a patchwork of reclaimed wood : TreeHugger.
Furniture maker Greg Klassen builds intricately designed tables and other objects embedded with glass rivers and lakes. Inspired by his surroundings in the Pacific Northwest, Klassen works with edge pieces from discarded trees (often acquired from construction sites, or from dying trees that have begun to rot) which he aligns to mimic the jagged shores of various bodies of water.
via Table Topography: Wood Furniture Embedded with Glass Rivers and Lakes by Greg Klassen | Colossal.