It’s not only the idea of using centuries old reclaimed wood for these dining tables that is appealing, the end product is pretty magnificent too. Maru dining tables are manufactured by greentea designs from slabs of wood flooring and porch supports, salvaged from old Korean country homes and 3-inches thick. These slabs, once under the feet of the Korean aristocracy, are now worked by artisans using traditional Japanese joinery techniques to make these stylish contemporary table tops supported by legs made of old porch supports. The Maru dining table, and the other furniture made by greentea designs, are a good environmental choice because all of the hardwood used is salvaged. The advantages of using reclaimed timber are that the wood is already seasoned and that no trees need to be felled to build new furniture. The old wood also develops a lovely patina over years of use, giving it a unique character.
Worth a peek too are greentea design’s kitchens, storage solutions and seating. I love the Eastern flavour of the furniture and think it would look great in the modern home.