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About Us

urban log salvaging at dumsiteURBAN TREE SALVAGE® is a family owned and operated company that has mastered the art of creating beautiful furniture exclusively from locally salvaged wood. Founded in 2004 by husband and wife team Sean and Melissa Gorham, URBAN TREE SALVAGE® became Canada's first and largest municipal log salvaging operation based in Toronto. Celebrating our 15-year anniversary, we are the leaders in salvaged and reclaimed live edge tables.

We have always salvaged our wood from dumpsites and arborists removing trees because they had to come down and have not purchased trees/logs from homeowners, tree companies, or developers looking to make a quick dollar from their standing beautiful trees.

We started salvaging logs one by one and hauling them back to our manufacturing location where we would saw them into live edge slabs and then kiln dry them and turn them into live edge dining tables and other unique furniture pieces.

We are 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 our higher quality standards. We own and operate our own sawmills, dry kilns, wood and a metal shop, all housed on a few acres of land.

What we create in the end are environmentally friendly functional art pieces for the home, cottage or office, exclusively from salvaged and reclaimed wood.


 

Ready to go

Selection of live edge products ready to take home

From large boardrooms tables to condo sized tables for small space living, we carry a great selection of fully finished pieces at our showroom that are ready to go.

Products include straight edge or live edge slab Dining Tables, kitchen tables, Console Tables, Coffee Tables, boardroom tables, conference tables, desks, live edge slab and reclaimed timber Benches, Log Rounds, Wood Cubes, live edge Serving Platters, reclaimed and salvaged Coat Racks, headboards, island tops, counter tops and vanity tops for residential, commercial, hospitality and institutional applications.

All of our salvaged tables and tops are made from solid live edge lumber that we produce and dry ourselves. All of our wood is locally salvaged from Ontario Wood, and our products qualify for Green Building certification

Browse our showroom where you can view a selection of finished tables. Have a base and just want to replace your existing table top, we have many to choose from that are ready to go. Found your dream table top but need a base, select your wood or metal Base Design and finish of choice and we will custom build it to your specifications. Our metal bases are thick and substantial, not like the mass-produced metal bases that you may see at your local large furniture retailer.

Be sure to keep checking back to our website as we are regularly creating new pieces for our showroom.

 

Custom Options

Start to build your own table from scratch

At URBAN TREE SALVAGE® you are able to personally select the actual material we will use to create your piece, ensuring no hidden surprises from sight unseen purchases, as no two pieces are the same. Options include live edge or straight edge book matched and single width slabs in a variety of local hardwoods including Maple, Ash, Elm, Poplar, Willow, Locust, Oak, Black Walnut as well as reclaimed historic wood and barn wood.

We offer a selection of finish options, such as hand-rubbed oils, water-based urethanes and oil-based stains.

We have a selection of base designs to choose from in industrial steel and solid wood that come with inset levelers that you can adjust to your floors. Each base is built custom to order to account for the table top size, desired seating as well as stability.

We walk you through the whole selection process, so you can be confident with your design and material selections.

Can’t make it to our showroom, visit the custom options section of our website where you can view our current unfinished custom slabs and sets, and get a quote on any piece that you see.

 

Past Builds

Past furniture pieces that we have built

URBAN TREE SALVAGE® has built thousands of unique, one of a kind salvaged live edge slab and reclaimed wood products over the years. With an emphasis on quality craftsmanship and exceptional customer service, we have built our reputation in the live edge table marketplace. Building our business through referrals and repeat customers, our name is synonymous with salvaged live edge slab tables.

Our goal is to design and handcraft extraordinary one-of-a-kind pieces destined to be the focal point of any room. Each celebrates natural beauty marks like knots, grains and other imperfections not found in mass-produced items.

You can visit the Past Builds section of our website where you can see images of some our previous creations. Products include; live edge slab and reclaimed wood tables and table tops, coffee tables, console tables, desks, benches and side tables.

Working together with environmentally conscious and design-curious customers, we build made-to-order items. We include the end user in the entire process. Selecting wood types, and adding the unique personal details that make a piece of furniture a piece for conversation are all done together. What we create in the end is environmentally friendly functional art.

 

 

Contact Us

Map of location of Urban Tree Salvage We would love you to visit our showroom, which has the largest selection of custom options and ready to go products in Toronto. No need to travel for hours: our showroom is conveniently located just 20 minutes east of downtown Toronto, with plenty of parking. Coming by TTC, we are right beside the Warden subway station.

Our showroom is open Saturdays 11-5pm, and Sundays 12-5pm. Outside of these hours, we are working in the wood shop but are available to answer any questions you may have.

Not able to visit our showroom? All our options are photographed for easy selection.

To view our ready to go products, please visit the 'Ready to Go' section of our website where you can select your category.

If you’re looking for a specific size and color, we specialize in building custom to order where you select your material, size, finish and base. You can view our current unfinished sets on our website at the 'custom options' menu item where you can build your table by selecting your favorite elements to receive a quote.

For any other questions, you can email us at Get A Quote

 

 

Our Clients

Boardroom tables for your office

 

Urban Tree Salvage creates products for residential, commercial and institutional spaces across North America. From contemporary to organic, products include: Boardroom tables, conference tables, lunchroom tables, meeting tables and table tops, reception desks, counter tops, bar tops, vanity tops and benches.

Offered with a natural live edge or a reclaimed straight edge, we work with you to help design your ideal piece including cut outs for cable chases, data ports, sinks and faucets.

Some of our commercial customers include: Air Canada, Aveda, Aviva, Burts Bees, Canadian Tire, Cineplex, City of Toronto, CMHC, Coca Cola, Concord City Place, Daniels Corporation/ Artscape, Fort York, Great Gulf, Halsall Architects, IMAX, ING, Leo Burnett, Liberty Market Place, Loblaws, Matas Homes, Mill Street Brewery, Nella, NIKE, Omcan, Puma, Pumpernickels, Stantec Architect, Scalar, Starbucks, TJX, Tridel, UofT, Upper Canada College, UM Canada, Wine Rack.