Stuff your house with stuff... made from someone else's

Published On 02/14/2012 Published On 02/14/2012

Knowing the true origin of things is hot right now, unless you're talking about Hugh Jackman showing where he first received his all-too-ubiquitous adaman-hood. Taking origin to brand-new hyper-specifics is Reclaimed Cleveland: an e-furniture shop that not only builds your homegoods using materials salvaged from condemned churches, homes & stores, but also stamps each piece with the exact Cleveland address where its constituent components used to live. A peek:

Big Stuff: There's a jagged-edged coffee table/bench called the Jointer that rocks a stained pine base and oak top; a Southern Yellow Pine "Whiskey Island" table; and a pine/maple nightstand called the Cut-Off, which you might be after spending too much time on Whiskey Island.

Small Stuff: Look for maple/walnut/cherry cutting boards, a bottle opener made from a pine wedge and a bent nail, and even a paper towel holder made from a square slice of varied wood and a reclaimed pipe, a sufficient weapon should you need to go Bounty hunting.

If you need something more specific, they'll also do custom work -- including fixtures both inside and outside of Cleveland -- though all you really need is a pantry for all the chocolatey materials you salvaged from that Girl Scout Jubilee.