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reclaimed wood re|Surface table can change its look in seconds


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Trevor Elliott specializes in creating home decor items from reclaimed and vintage woods. Trevor’s most unique creation may be his re|Surface table which is composed of modular reversible slats that can be seamlessly re-arranged in seconds, creating a new look.  The reclaimed wood slats can be flipped, or re-ordered, by releasing them with a gentle upward push and re-ordering them into a new configuration.

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The re-arrangeable tabletop of each re|Surface table is composed of 16 magnetically-held modular slats. Each slat is reversible, with 2 distinctly different sides made from reclaimed & re-purposed woods. These 32 different sides allow thousands of potential combinations.

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The vintage woods comprising this particular table include:  salvaged solid acacia wood, salvaged oak, salvaged rustic pallet woods with distressed color finish, and vintage wood crates (featuring fragments of original branding and/or typography).

You can find the table @ the magnetgrain Etsy shop

Related: more eco home decor discoveries on The Alternative Consumer

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Saturday, January 21, 2012

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch gives new meaning to “dumpster diving”


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Reduce, reuse, recycle is a mantra we are all familiar with. It is recited so often that it is easy to discount. The common phrase is almost as easy to flout as it is for plastic to float and it turns out that floating plastic has become an immense problem for the vast waters of the open ocean. As limitless as the ocean may seem, it is neither wide nor deep enough to hide what is now called the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Richard Grant, environmental reporter, describes:  “Invisible to satellites, poorly understood by scientists and perhaps twice the size of France, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is not a solid mass, as is sometimes imagined, but a kind of marine soup whose main ingredient is floating plastic debris.”

The oceanic landfill is located in the North Pacific Ocean, not far from the coast of Hawaii. (more…)

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