From Lynn on December 15th, 2009 in Green Remodeling
We buy art because it means something to us. Why not buy furniture for the same reason?
Urban Hardwoods, with stores in Seattle and San Francisco, creates these rustic, raw-edged pieces from very old trees that have died. Allowing them to dry for years, the wood is turned into everything from mirrors to benches.
Ancient California Redwood Headboard
I’d sleep well at night knowing that this woodsy relic was spared its intended afterlife as restaurant tables. Without Urban Hardwood’s vision, this beauty would be a group of featureless, rectangular slabs.
Chinese Elm Shelves
Best of all, each piece is one-of-a-kind. “The color and figure of the wood, the touch of the craftsman’s hand, the shape and size can never be duplicated,” says the company. “We know where the tree grew. We take responsibility for its second life and are proud of our work.”
Round Wood Dining Table
For $1,400, you can purchase a bit of historic Seattle.
Walnut Slab Desk
It doesn’t get any more organic than this piece rescued from Bellingham, Washington. The desk features naturally built-in nooks and so, so much character.
English Walnut Console Table
Whichever unique (in the true sense of the word) Urban Hardwoods items you’re lucky enough to nab, they’re sure to be conversation pieces. And if you’re part of the green movement, you’ll be showing that you put your money where your mouth is.