Look! Reclaimed Wood Pergola and Table

Look! Reclaimed Wood Pergola and Table

Amber Byfield
Aug 29, 2008

82908_reclaimedwood_pergola.jpgSalvaged building materials often find new homes that revitalize every abstract piece. We snapped this photo out home in rural Texas. We'll be heading there this weekend to have some wine and cheese around this completely salvaged and restored garden retreat. Jump below to see what all has been repurposed.

The columns were salvaged when their matching counterparts rotted out and had to be replaced--these four of the eight were still strong enough to use.

Even the table is built entirely from scrapped wood, and the bench is refurbished with a new(er) plank. The pair of chairs was bought at a thrift store and given new seats. To top it off, the chandelier was salvaged from a junk shop, burnt-out lightbulbs still hinting at its former life. For a little extra flair, a vintage bead garland is draped across the chandelier.

The photo predates a rainy spring and flourishing summer: now, after a healthy season or two for gardening, the foliage has grown up all around the back and created a Secret Garden-like feel.

The overall effect of this D-I-Y project is rustic and elegant, and it's the perfect place to enjoy a late summer evening.

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