There's something very fitting about using reclaimed wood furniture in an outdoor setting. Maybe it's the natural beauty of the wood, or the idea that it comes from cast-off scraps, from bits of trees and old wood considered useless, even garbage. Yet when re-worked by the hands of an artisan, these wood scraps become shining examples of how nothing in nature is useless, and everything has beauty.
1. Recycled teak table and chairs by Mamagreen, featuring teak wood reclaimed from old buildings and sheds on the island of Java.
2. Reclaimed oak wine barrel outdoor table handmade by a local artisan for Viva Terra. Weather proof and made in the USA.
3. Reclaimed barnwood dining table from Woodland Creek Furniture. Tables are finished with an eco-friendly water-based exterior finish that allows for outdoor use.
4. Reclaimed barnwood adirondack chairs crafted by Newberry Furniture and Kitchen Accessories from old growth cypress.
5. Cyclone Lounger by Uhuru. Part of Uhuru's Coney Island series, featuring furniture made from reclaimed wood taken from the Coney Island boardwalk. All of Uhuru's handcrafted furniture comes with amazing stories of reclamation.
6. Carved oak tree swing made from reclaimed oak dunnage, which I learned traditionally lined the interior of ships to protect ship cargo. How cool is that? Each swing is made to order by Dzierlenga Furniture.
7. Colorful outdoor folding chairs made from reclaimed cedar decking boards by Laughing Creek Productions.
8. Reclaimed barnwood bench from Vermont Studios. Bench can be customized upon request.
9. Outdoor bench and table from Viva Terra's Reclaimed Contempo Collection. This particular series features outdoor furniture crafted from old-growth cypress reclaimed from tobacco barns in Tennessee.
10. Cedar slab bench handcrafted from old-growth cedar by Urban Green.
(Images: As linked above)