Reclaimed Authentic Manhattan Timber: Made of New York

Reclaimed Authentic Manhattan Timber: Made of New York

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Tess Wilson
Feb 17, 2011

Just as I can't resist ordering anything with the words "smoked", "cornmeal", or "pickled" in the description, I am helpless when faced with the words "salvaged wood". I love wood! But I love trees! Isn't there a way we can have both? Made of New York is one of the many smart companies that have figured out a solution...

Garden Design has a nice feature on the company, which hand-builds furniture using "reclaimed authentic Manhattan timber that we salvage from old buildings in the city". The amazing thing is that by keeping their work extremely local, they are able to deliver a finished product within 5-10 days. (I also love that the Creative Director used to be the Creative Director of Ikea of SWEDEN!)

What are your favorite local timber-salvagers, the San Francisco or Chicago equivalent of Made of New York?

Images: Made of New York, via Garden Design

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