Pittsburgh Urban Wood Reuse Network is a group of interested parties’ intent on supporting local urban wood professionals in the reuse of trees designated for removal and contribute to the economic, ecological and social health of our community. PGI continues to spearhead this effort and will be featuring products made from reclaimed wood regularly.
During construction of the Energy Innovation Center, Pittsburgh Green Innovators diverted 8000 sq ft of 3 1/4" old growth maple floors original to the building. While some was distributed to Construction Junction, the rest was given to local artists and woodworkers interested in working with wood.
In addition to the coffee table and benches shown below, additional artists have plans to utilize the wood to create everything from tables to hand turned pens. We will continue to add links to the local artists who are using the wood as they complete their projects.
If you are an artist or woodworker interested in reclaimed wood opportunities or learning more about the Pittsburgh Urban Wood Reuse Network please contact us for information.
Pallets of the maple flooring after removal
Pieces made by local Pittsburgh artist from left over maple flooring reclaimed from the Energy Innovation Center.
Pictures courtesy of Wooden Whale Workshop
PGH Green Innovators