hurricane-felled mahogony table

Clean lines and ancient salvaged wood are characteristic of much of designer Adrian Swinstead’s work. We decided to feature some of Swinstead’s modern-rustic tables and benches made from materials like hurricane-felled Mahogany (above), prehistoric Bog Oak – ancient trees preserved in peat bogs for thousands of years (below), as well as salvaged Bog Yew (bottom photos).

bog oak bench

salvaged yew table

Many of the tables utilize minimal structure and bracing – juxtaposing weathered wood and pristine glass. He also creates stunning sculptures, benches, cabinets and a variety of unique objects by fusing earth-friendly glass with recovered materials. At it for over 30 years now, his work “is an homage to the tree“. 

bogoak maple table

bog oak table

Swinstead’s furniture isn’t inexpensive, but it is inspirational. You can see more of his unique work at

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