Who We Are

We are a husband and wife artisan team, taking discarded Toronto, Ontario trees and creating environmentally friendly custom wood furniture for the home since 2004.  With our vision to reduce waste from entering our landfills, coupled with our love of design, we quickly became the leading salvaged wood dining table producers in Toronto. With Melissa’s background in art and design and Sean’s in arboriculture and woodworking, our focus rests on preserving our natural forests and handcrafting extraordinary one of a kind wood furniture .  We are a tree company, we are a furniture company.  Combining our two ambitions gave birth to Urban Tree Salvage. 

Melissa and Sean sitting on a log
Melissa and Sean sitting on a log in the yard
recycling urban wood
Sawing Toronto Trees into lumber for Furniture


What We Do

Taking discarded trees and recycling wood was not at the forefront of people’s minds in the early 2000’s. Thinking outside of the box, we took our combined skill sets and purchased a dry kiln and sawmill, creating what is now a thriving industry.  We take permit felled Toronto trees doomed for mulch and firewood and transform this waste wood into coveted furniture from a live edge dining table, solid wood coffee table to our ever popular charcuterie board. URBAN TREE SALVAGE® is one of a few companies handling all areas of wood reclamation, from salvage, sawing, drying and manufacturing. Overseeing all parts of the process and not outsourcing allows for higher quality standards and lower prices. 

Reclaimed material from barn
Reclaimed material removed from old barn
Maple live edge dining table from salvaged trees
Maple live edge dining table from salvaged trees


Live Edge Dining Table

Looking to add a live edge wood dining table, kitchen table or bar table to your home, office or cottage? For almost two decades, we have been your local Ontario source for superior quality, handmade reclaimed and salvaged wooden dining table and furniture. From a condo sized small table to a large corporate conference table, we work with the environmentally conscious and design curious customer, creating functional art for your space.


In need of a console table, coffee table, home desk or bench?  Tables are not the only thing we do!  Don’t forget to check out at some of the other furniture products we offer.

custom table glueup
Cleaning up the glue from a freshly glued custom table top.



Not finding the right piece from our selection of readymade wood furniture?  We specialize in made to order custom tables and other custom furniture pieces as each customer is looking for different size & color combinations. By starting from scratch, you can select your favorite elements to produce a piece just right for you. At our Toronto furniture showroom, we carry a selection of raw hardwood dining table and kitchen table sets where we guide you through selecting your size, wood, finish and base design.  Our years of experience, personalized consultations and exceptional customer service are what make us stand out from the rest.

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!