Tables: From old to new

Reviewed by:
Rosemary Thornton
This new table is built with old wood -- Douglas fir salvaged from buildings in and around the Pacific Northwest.

In addition to the tree-saving benefit, old wood has other advantages. It's dense, strong and stable, making it less prone to cracking.

In the last decade, this California-based furniture manufacturer has created 150,000 pieces using salvaged lumber. Eric Gellerman, the owner of The Wooden Duck, says that about 80% of old buildings are demolished without building materials being salvaged.

  • Model: Tuscany Table
  • Dimensions: 5' to 12' (in one foot increments) by 42" wide
  • Price range is $2,514 to $3,521 (September 2005).
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