Oakland-based artist/designer/furniture maker Paul Mirocha creates lighting and furniture out of salvaged, certified, reclaimed, reused, urban, and other discarded material. The Poor Man's Writing Desk was created from a pile of old growth Douglas Fir found in front of a house being remodeled in Berkeley.
The piece is finished with oil and wax, and the legs can be removed for easy moving or shipping.
There's an irony to the name -- because it's a one-of-a-kind piece, the price is $3,500.
See Paul's art, lighting, and furniture here.