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Giving old barns a new modern life indoors

November 20, 2009 |  6:26 am


We love these simple reclaimed wood tables from the Old Wood Co. in Asheville, N.C. The small furniture maker, which opened a year and a half ago, produces modern designs using oak and American chestnut lumber taken from condemned barns. “We’re taking material that would be used as firewood or end up in a landfill and we’re making something new and modern with it,” said owner Darren Green.

Each piece, including the museum bench/cocktail table, at left, and the woodie dining table, right, is made to order and can be customized to the desired dimensions. The furnishings also have the one-of-a-kind characteristics of reclaimed lumber: knots and nail and worm holes. Turnaround is six to eight weeks, says Green, who hopes to launch a less expensive line in the spring with certified wood. For pricing, contact (866) 967-9663. 

-- Lisa Boone

Photo credit: The Old Wood Co.