With a simple piece of metal, wood picked up from the street and a desire to create and transform, since 2010 a group of homeless people construct stools, lamps and other pieces of furniture. The project has won awards; however, until now, the most important recognition has been a collaboration with the company Camper to decorate one of its shops with the furniture.
via Upcycled stools by designer Curro Claret and Arrels Fundació for yök Casa + Cultura : TreeHugger.
Urban Wood Goods “old growth” reclaimed wood top and steel base stool is a modeled after an industrial shop stool. Made in Chicago. Dimensions: 13″ Width x 11.5″ Deep x counter height or bar height. this listing is for bar height stool. theese are sealed with a low voc water based sealant. we make all orders as customers order so you will not get these exact stools but very similar looking ones that are one of a kind! these are smooth and easy for cleaning. convo on etsy or call us at 312-489-8509 with questions of if you would like us to design a piece for your home or business.
via Pair of 30 Bar Height Reclaimed Wood and steel by UrbanWoodGoods.
These limited-edition Douglas Fir accent pieces are made entirely from wood beams salvaged from an Ashland, Wisconsin railroad roundhouse built in the 1870s. Hand-shaped and finished by master craftsmen, they are perfect as an end table, nightstand or stool.
via Reclaimed Shapes – Decorative – Accessories – Room & Board.
Speaking of pretty things made from wood, this table/stool called Beam from Holler Design is really lovely. The hand-charred finish is excellent, and the way the three pieces of reclaimed pine fit together is simple but beautiful. If you’re looking for some well-made side tables/stools, click here to check these out in more detail. Thanks to Katie Vance for the tip! xo, grace
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