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Live Edge Ash Dining Table
Live Edge Ash Dining Table


Our Handcrafted Wood Tables

With a strong commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility, our focus lies on salvaging locally felled trees, with a particular emphasis on spalted hardwoods and ash.

Did you know that we carry some of the most uniquely colored woods in Toronto?  Our specialty lies in spalted hardwoods, guaranteeing that each of our wood table tops is a truly one-of-a-kind creation. Often referred to as a marbling affect, woods with spalting have some of the most stunning color variations and character.  Ash is highly appreciated for its striking grain patterns and exceptional durability. Another notable characteristic is its ability to absorb stains exceptionally well, emphasizing the patterns.

For nearly two decades, we have proudly served as your local Ontario provider of superior quality, handmade reclaimed and salvaged wooden straight edge and live edge DINING TABLES and TABLES TOPS. Whether you need a small table for your condo or a large conference table for your boardroom, we cater to environmentally conscious and design-savvy customers like you, crafting functional art pieces that enhance your space.

In need of a CONSOLE TABLE, COFFEE TABLE, HOME DESK or BENCH?  Live edge tables are not the only thing we do!  Don’t forget to check out some of the other FURNITURE products we offer.


Who We Are

As a husband and wife artisan team, we have been transforming discarded Toronto trees into stunning, eco-friendly custom wood tables and furniture since 2004. Our passion for design and commitment to reducing waste has led us to become the leading salvaged wood dining table producers in Toronto. With Melissa’s artistic background and Sean’s expertise in arboriculture and woodworking, we bring together the best of both worlds. Our focus goes beyond creating beautiful furniture; it’s about preserving our natural forests and creating extraordinary, one-of-a-kind pieces that tell a story.

At URBAN TREE SALVAGE®, we are not just a tree company or a furniture company – we are both. By combining our two ambitions, we have created a unique brand that values sustainability, craftsmanship, and design. Join us in our mission to turn discarded trees into timeless treasures for your home.

Sean and Melissa sitting on a pile of logs
Sean and Melissa sitting on a pile of logs
recycling urban wood
Sawing Toronto Trees into lumber for Furniture


What We Do

In the early 2000s, people were not focused on the idea of taking discarded trees and recycling wood. However, we decided to think outside of the box and leverage our combined skill sets. We purchased a dry kiln and sawmill, which led to the creation of a thriving industry. Our approach involves taking Toronto trees that have been permit-felled and destined for mulch or firewood, and instead transforming them into highly sought-after solid wood furniture pieces. This includes everything from live edge dining tables and natural wood coffee tables to our ever-popular CHARCUTERIE BOARDS.

URBAN TREE SALVAGE® is a unique company that handles all aspects of wood reclamation, including salvage, sawing, drying, and manufacturing. By overseeing every part of the process and avoiding outsourcing, they are able to maintain higher quality standards while offering competitive prices.

Reclaimed material from barn
Reclaimed material removed from old barn
custom table glueup
Cleaning up the glue from a freshly glued custom table top.


Custom Wood Furniture

If you can’t find the perfect piece from our selection of ready-made wood furniture, don’t worry! We specialize in creating made-to-order custom wood tables and other furniture pieces. We understand that each customer has unique preferences when it comes to size and color combinations. By starting from scratch, you have the freedom to choose your favorite elements and create a piece that is just right for you.

Visit our Toronto furniture showroom where we have a variety of raw custom hardwood slab sets available to create straight-cut or live-edge dining tables and kitchen tables. Our knowledgeable staff will guide you through the process of selecting the right size, wood type, finish, and base design for your custom piece. 

What sets us apart from the rest is our extensive years of experience, personalized consultations, and exceptional customer service. If you don’t believe us, please take a moment to check out our GOOGLE REVIEWS!

Custom metal table base
Custom metal dining table base
Urban Tree Salvage
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Sophia ChungSophia Chung
16:12 04 Aug 22
Our Dining Table:Wood species - AshDining table legs - Perpendicular MetalDimensions - 93" x 42"Price - $4502 (includes tax)Lead time: 2 months (placing order/deposit to delivery)From beginning to end, dealing with Melissa from Urban Tree Salvage has been such a smoothe process! From our initial consult, to a thorough tour of all the available wood species, choosing our cuts, customizing our selected table legs and getting our table delivered - it was a breeze!We actually had to push back our delivery date because we were having renos done and I didn't want this table near any renos whatsoever (it's too precious to get paint or Reno dings on!) Melissa was so accommodating and stored it at their showroom for us until our renos were done. The delivery people were also really friendly and very helpful (they help move and assemble the table for us).We've had our dining table for about 6 months now and it's held up well (aside from the superficial scratches from usage, to be expected) the piece is solid and the urethane finish is holding up well! I do wish some of the smaller divots in the wood were epoxy-filled, but it's a non-issueWould highly recommend purchasing a customized piece from Urban Tree Salvage!
Tyler StaceyTyler Stacey
16:29 21 Jun 22
Great experience through the whole process of selecting materials and designing our dining room table. Very happy with the end product and look forward to finding more projects in our home we can work with UTS on!
Joe BotticelliJoe Botticelli
00:09 07 Jun 22
We love our coffee table! It immediately added character to our living room. The finish is beautiful and fits perfectly with our style. We've had many compliments already. Thank You Melissa and team!
Sean KellySean Kelly
18:22 05 Jun 22
My wife heard about Urban Tree Salvage from a friend. We checked it out online and decided to give them a try. Right from the get go Melissa was friendly and helpful. We looked at a number of different species of woods, narrowed it down to 3 and then went away to think about it.On our second meeting with Melissa, we decided on the Honey Locust. She walked us through the process and we only had to wait a few weeks for the finished product. It was just what we hoped for. Thanks Melissa.
Jesse HyJesse Hy
22:22 30 May 22
I absolutely love working with this company. Their work is phenomenal and they are a pleasure to work with - highly recommend Urban Tree Salvage. We've done a few pieces with them and will be doing more soon. For custom wood pieces I can't imagine finding a company.
Joed DavidJoed David
12:01 20 May 22
Extremely happy with the table we had custom made at Urban Tree Salvage!Right from our first meeting, Melissa took her time and answered all questions, explained the differences between the types of wood to choose from, and helped us decide on size and style. Afterwards, she answered every email we sent promptly, and was so patient with us as we made the final decisions.Once the table arrived, the quality of the workmanship was quite evident. It looked simply amazing.We couldn’t have asked for a better overall experience. Urban Tree Salvage created a fantastic table for us that our family will cherish for many, many years.
Ruhee RajanRuhee Rajan
14:19 05 May 22
Loved our experience and customer service! Felt very boutique and our piece was totally customized to our needs. We had to fit a very unique size for our dining room and UTS helped us navigate and guide us through what would work and what wouldn't. The installation was super quick and easy and white glove. We get compliments all the time on our dining table thank you!
Tyler WilliamsTyler Williams
20:18 15 Jan 22
We wanted to hang some large, rugged barn board shelves in our new home and had no idea how to source the wood. Luckily I had bookmarked Urban Tree Salvage years ago, so I reached out. Melissa was fantastic at providing me with options, quotes and information while we chatted back and forth through email. She custom made us two 6’ threshing board shelves that look absolutely fantastic up on our walls. Exactly the vision that we were trying to achieve!The prices aren’t cheap but also not astronomical and the quality of both their product and their service speaks for itself.
Gordon GoldschlegerGordon Goldschleger
03:15 06 Jan 22
We love our dining table. The showroom experience that Melissa provided us was fantastic. She walked us through every detail from picking a slab (and helping to understand what makes each one unique and beautiful), its finish, to choosing a base and an overall size that would work for our semi detached East York home - she did it all. Communication during production was great and delivery and install was A1. If we have more pieces, we know where we're going!