News 1 Broadcast Brooklyn Reclaimed

What was old is new again thanks to one unique furniture company in Brooklyn.

M Fine Lumberyard in Williamsburg has been recycling lumber in the city for more than eight decades.

But for the past two years, Brooklyn Reclaimed has been working out of the yard, turning wood from old buildings in the borough into furniture pieces. 

With source materials ranging from the Coney Island boardwalk to the Brooklyn Domino Sugar factory, carpenters say many of their pieces represent Brooklyn’s rich history.

“There’s also a lot of pleasure in just not just going to a like box lumber store and getting some lumber from there, but something that actually has some history and has been around and especially some of this wood, some pieces themselves are inspiration for different pieces of furniture, just the look and feel and what not,” said Tim Spence, Managing Partner at Brooklyn Reclaimed.

To learn more, visit brooklynreclaimed.com.

Credit:
News 1
http://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/news/2016/02/29/brooklyn-shop-reclaims-wood-with-a-bit-of-history-.html

By Roger Clark
Updated Monday, February 29, 2016 at 02:06 PM EST

 

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