Olde Good Things is known throughout the salvaging, interior design, and preservation communities for our commitment to upcycling, repurposing, and restoring old, neglected, and forgotten items.
We have removed tin ceilings and repurposed them as mirrors and new, colorful ceiling and wall decorations. We’ve salvaged marble, slate, terracotta, and metal from crumbling, demolished, abandoned, or neglected buildings. We’ve given new homes to religious relics, art, statues, mantels, and vintage and antique furniture. We’ve bought and sold at auctions, flea markets, online, and through our 9 locations. There’s a lot happening with Olde Good Things, but nothing gives us more joy than taking something old and giving it new life.
Did you ever look at the rotting, pitted, splintered hardwood floor of an abandoned building and think to yourself, “these would make an amazing table”? No? Well, we did.
We’ve taken old, salvaged floor joists and repurposed them into stunning tables using vintage salvaged wood and other industrial metals or wood pieces for table legs. We’ve literally taken something some would consider garbage, and made it into something people sit around to enjoy their meals, share important news about their day, play board games, or just sit and contentedly sip tea.
When we make our tables, the carpentry process requires we plane and cut the wood in order to piece together the table tops. What happens to the scrap wood that doesn’t go into the tables? Well, we have another story for you.
Those scraps of wood that were cut from the beams that were once floor joists were repurposed into something you have to see to believe.
If you’re a Gregular at Gregory’s Coffee in NYC, you’re frequenting a coffee shop that is a buzz for coffee lovers. Here the customers gaze up at the amazing accent wall…the one covered completely in salvaged, repurposed floor joist wood scraps.
Gregory’s Coffee has twelve locations in the Manhattan. Be sure and visit all of them, quite a few have this fascinating wall cover.
Here you’ll see the installation crew busy installing the slats of wood, one by one, over the surface over the wall. Once the boards were in place, they painted the coffee shop name over it, and VOILA! a beautiful, eco-friendly, eye-catching accent wall!
To learn more about our floor joist tables or the wall at Gregory’s Coffee shop, contact us. To see our growing inventory of handmade reclaimed wood tables, click here. If you are interested in purchasing some of these amazing reclaimed wood beam skins, inquire here. To take a look at any of our other amazing salvaged, reclaimed, repurposed, or restored items, click here.