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|Henry P. Glass, creator of hairpin legs in 1941|
|4ft x 3ft 'hairpin' reclaimed dining table (£345) with 'hairpin' chair (£245)|
|Above: Conan Sturdy in his workshop. Below: industrial 'hairpin' chair.|
|Left: Pelham console table (from £845). Top right: Pelham range furniture. Bottom right: Pelham dining table (from £650)|
|The Ashton Painted bedside|
Where does it come from?
Reclaimed wood comes from a variety of places from old buildings fallen to disrepair or disused factories, coalmines & railway sleepers, scaffold boards and even pulled out of rivers. Most of this wood was felled originally in the 18th and 19th centuries when loggers only cut trees that had grown to their maximum capacity.
What are the benefits?
Apart from the obvious ecological benefits, reclaimed wood is up to 40 points harder than virgin wood on the Janka scale of hardness (a measure of resistance to denting and wear).
It carries a story on its surface in the marks and stains from its previous life. No two pieces of furniture could ever be the same, each with its own unique history.
Clockwise from the top: Two ‘Stockhill’ wardrobes in reclaimed
pine shown in different finishes; either rustic or clean: from £645.
This ‘Brentwood’ bed is made locally which cuts down the product miles,
making it even more ecological; from £745.
Plank sideboard, with a choice of rustic handles; from £485.
The ‘hairpin’ chair, made in London from reclaimed scaffold boards; £245.