We’ve posted about Brooklyn based sustainable furniture maker, Uhuru, in the past and thought we’d revisit their site where we discovered the Iris Coffee Table made of upcycled bourbon barrel staves.

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Uhuru specializes in designing and handcrafting stylishly utilitarian furniture from reclaimed, recycled and repurposed materials.

The barrel staves that make up this piece are straight out of Kentucky and would have either been shipped to Scotland to distill Scotch or burned as firewood after their one-time use to distill Kentucky bourbon.  Me thinks this is a smarter, happier fate.