At URBAN BARNHÄUS DESIGN, our commitment is to build long-lasting durable solid wood furniture utilizing vintage reclaimed barnboard. This commitment is reflected in the beauty of these fine handcrafted pieces of functional art, by highly skilled artisans.
Across Canada & USA, ancient wooden barns are quickly disappearing from rural farms all across the continent. They are being buried in landfills or burned, which does not bode well for the current global warming predicament. We try to preserve some of that heritage in each piece we create by recycling as much as we can of the ancient barns. The natural aging, nail holes and knots in the weathered wood accentuate the beauty of our creations. Not one board or plank is like another. Each piece has a unique and distinct character. You can see the history ingrained in the weathered wood of our one-of-a-kind furniture.
We meticulously handcraft authentic Reclaimed Antique Barnboard, 75-150 years old into our beautiful furniture. The barnboard’s vintage patina, coupled with refined lines, give our barnboard furniture an elegant rustic charm.
All our furniture is made from 100% solid, reclaimed barnboard, removed from century-old barns. The reclaimed barnboard retains the rich patina and character imparted by decades of daily use and exposure to the elements. Reclaimed barnboard is prized for its beauty and its dry, stable and dense nature. No veneers; enabling it to be enjoyed for many generations.
Every week additional pieces are created and added to our collection. All of our furniture can be custom-crafted for your needs and requirements. Rich, captivating copper, steel or wrought-iron accents can be added to any piece. The incorporation of these metals into our designs creates the combination of the time-honoured reclaimed barnboard and repurposed rustic metals, which truly creates a one-of-a-kind treasure.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Each piece is a unique, one-of-a-kind creation. Expect slight variations in size, wood texture, distressing, cracks, warping, weathering, colour and hardware elements.
URBAN BARNHÄUS DESIGN : reclaim + repurpose + reinvent