Waste not, want not: Instead of heading to the lumber yard, more and more furniture designers are looking to the past for their materials. This Reclaimed Wood Kitchen Island, $475, from Herb’s Furnishings is one great example. Handcrafted of 100% reclaimed wood from Baltimore, Md., the island’s frame is crafted from old beams, and its shelves are reclaimed pine paneling. The butcher's block top is made of reclaimed hardwood flooring, which is sealed with food-safe mineral oil and beeswax. The island sits on leveling stems to ensure a flat cutting surface, and it includes a steel bar with S hooks for hanging pots and other utensils.
Kelly and Co. designed an amazing space for their client who loves to play music and invite exciting acts from all over the world to join him for events benefiting his music foundation. Also included in the space is this fabulous bar made out of reclaimed wood for kicking back between sets.
Give a plank of reclaimed pallet wood new life with a few silver nails and a handful of distinctive drawer pulls. The wood's natural weathering provides a rustic backdrop for sparkly bracelets and necklaces.
Recycling isn't just for cans. This mantel and fireplace were designed and constructed completely from reclaimed wood, adding an element of comfort and drama, while staying consistent with the rustic, shabby chic feel of the space.