Raun's Trash to Treasure Reclaimed Furniture

Raun's Trash to Treasure Reclaimed Furniture

Jason Loper
Jun 1, 2011

I love it when a person can look at a pile of old boards and other discarded items and, rather than see it as garbage, can envision creating something new. Chicago framer and furniture designer Raun Meyn is just such a person ...

When I visited Raun's new Chicago storefront a couple weeks ago, I was immediately impressed by his woodworking skills. Stacked up around the store were the reclaimed frames that have made Raun famous, each more beautiful than the last. He didn't have furniture samples in his store on my visit but I could tell just by looking at how he had designed the space with recycled materials that this man has some mad skills!

Raun emailed me the above photos of some of his custom designed furniture. Raun worked directly with customers to design the pieces and then turned to his collection of salvaged wood to create them. From custom framing to furniture design, it's so inspiring to see the treasures Raun can create out of discarded goods.

Take a look at Raun's designs on his website. And if you're in Chicago, stop by his new storefront location: FoundRe.

Images: Raun Meyn

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