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eco art: upcycled scrap wood coat rack


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Is it a piece of art, a functional piece of home decor…or both? Artist Megan Toro creates her wood sculptures and functional art from upcycled wood scraps. Pieces of wood are cut into random depths and widths then attached to a piece of solid wood. This design is a mini version of her large-form signature Lines design, and includes stained, natural and distressed white wood pieces.

Four metal hooks are attached to the hand-distressed blocks of wood. Great for hanging  jackets, umbrellas, a dog’s leash, or a couple towels.

Made to order. $140 @ the moderntextures Etsy shop

related: more reclaimed woodwork featured on The Alternative Consumer

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Thursday, March 8, 2012

a mixed bag of green news


wind turbine in field

wind turbine photo via shutterstock.com

related: more eco news on The Alternative Consumer

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