7 Incredible Uses for Salvaged Lumber

Mutual Adoration, the artist couple turned furniture makers, have a love for salvaged materials. Their work reflects a respect for their materials history, but what they create is entirely new. Click through to see the range of products they design—from sturdy furniture to tiny frames.

  1. DPS Desk

    Salvaged Wood Desk

    Mutual Adoration created the DPS desk with apartment dwellers (and small home owners) especially in mind."We were lucky to find these classic midcentury desks from a public school surplus. The metal bases provided a perfect foundation for a modern desk," they said.


  2. Union Table

    Salvaged Wood Table

    The iconic Union Tables are a set—designed to stand together or apart. Their versatility allows them to be used apart as nightstands, together as a coffee table, or even in an entryway or home office.

    Related: 16 Style-Setting Coffee Tables You Can Make Yourself


  3. Historic Materials

    Salvaged Wood Tables - Close

    The materials used in the Union Table include salvaged maple hardwood flooring, framed by antique knotty pine. Each set measures 24 x 24 x 18 inches.


  4. Frames

    Salvaged Wood Frames

    These reclaimed wood frames are one of a kind. "The Mutual Adoration frame line began as a way to utilize every last inch of reclaimed wood and other recycled materials, left over from our furniture designs," notes the team.

    Related:  5 DIY Ways to Make a Picture-Perfect Frame


  5. Chalet Table

    Salvaged Wood Coffee Table

    Mutual Adoration makes their Chalet Table custom depending on the client's preferences. "We have built this table in a variety of colors and finishes using a combination of reclaimed hardwood flooring and heartwood pine beams," they say.


  6. Constellation Bench

    Salvaged Wood Bench

    Though its name may sound whimsical, the Constellation Bench is a sturdy piece of American craftsmanship. Mutual Adoration tells us, "Oak hardwood has been carefully selected, arranged, and framed with knotty pine to create a patterned surface.... The oiled and waxed finish ensure the beauty and longevity of the piece."


  7. Industrial Clamp Frames

    Industrial Picture Frames

    This unusual frame would look right at home in an industrial-style home or a rustic cottage. Each frame is created by clamping two pieces of glass between reclaimed barn wood.


  8. Custom Built-in Shelving

    Salvaged Wood Shelving

    For a small alcove, Mutual Adoration created this industrial pipe and reclaimed wood built-in storage. "Weathered siding from a deconstructed barn provided the perfect material for us to use as a backdrop for this built-in shelving unit. The shelves were made with structural lumber from the same barn."


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