Bowling lane coffee table

Energy & Sustainability
Bowling lane coffee table

William Stranger specializes in building furniture out of repurposed wood. I especially liked the massive coffee table whose top is a four-inch-thick slab of bowling lane. It’s part of a exhibit(?) called Second Growth:

A second growth forest is one that has re-grown after it has been heavily logged or clear-cut. The installation of reclaimed materials, organic furniture and hand carved objects suggests the life cycle of a tree. It encourages a closer look at the relationship between consumption and conservation and promotes the idea of a culture in balance with the natural world. A tree is borrowed from its cycle without breaking it. The wood is worked with attention, treated with non-toxic finishes, and after its long second life it will return to nourish the earth. Scrap wood is saved and becomes the raw material for innovative design.

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4 thoughts on “Bowling lane coffee table

  1. says:

    Some of the most beautiful and quality furniture out there is made of repurposed wood. It amazes me what someone can build from an old bowling alley lane or barn wall.

  2. Garry says:

    I too like such creations. Once I came across a house (saw images on a house improvement magazine) which had its floor made from the old used and discarded wooden sleeper slabs once used by the Rail department.
    The look was really captivating and the atmosphere the use of wood had created on its balconies with the trees in the backdrop was simply attractive.

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