salvaged fir shelf

Furniture and accessories made of reclaimed or salvaged wood can not only save living trees from the sawmill, but they can add all the inherent character, patina and charm embodied in the old wood to your home’s decor. Here are few select items we’ve uncovered.

This woodsy shelf unit (above) is created from live edge slabs of wood salvaged from forest restoration activities. The tree has been milled, kiln dried, sanded, cavities have been filled and it’s sealed with hard matte wax. Each shelf is priced separately – by Real Wood Works

handmade reclaimed wood shelfbox

If you’re taste runs toward the rustic – this wall-mounted set of boxed shelves (above) will provide a myriad of decorating and presentation possibilities. Handmade entirely of reclaimed wood. A very tasty $99 @ Del Huston Designs  

reclaimed driftwood shelf

(above) Feeling beachie? If you have a home or cottage on the water this lovely shelf made of driftwood recovered for the shores of Lake Superior made add just the right touch to your decor. It will cost you $70 to own this weathered piece, handmade by blackeyedsusan

reclaimed wood floating shelf

This floating shelf (above) features an eye-catching geometric pattern that give stands as a modern counterpoint to the 180 year-old reclaimed wood that makes up its construction. The shelf is made entirely of old growth sycamore and walnut pieces salvaged from old barns and farm buildings. $239 @ Wren Woods

related: more green home decor ideas from The Alternative Consumer