Salvaged live edge slab & reclaimed beam benches
Designed as a stand-alone piece or to complement a table, you'll never sit alone on an URBAN TREE SALVAGE® solid wood bench. Each distinctive bench is handcrafted using natural edge slabs from salvaged Toronto trees or Reclaimed timbers from felled barns and other structures. Each bench is constructed to showcase its natural rustic characteristics, while focusing on quality craftsmanship. All of our wood is locally salvaged from felled Toronto trees and reclaimed barns. We are proud to be part of the Ontario Wood program and our products qualify for Green Building certification.
Our hardwood bench tops come in variety of species including Ash, Elm, Maple, Oak, Poplar, Walnut and Willow and are available with an organic live edge or a contemporary straight edge.
Our beam benches are created using reclaimed old-growth Pine and Hemlock timber cubes from the historic Queen's Wharf , circa 1830's and the Toronto Ferry Terminal Wharf , circa 1912. Both wharfs were discovered in downtown Toronto while excavating for condo developments down at Bathurst Street/Lakeshore Drive and Bay Street/Harbour Street in 2006-2007. We estimate that the trees started growing back as early as the 1500-1700's! These are truly a piece of Toronto’s history! As the material is very old, it is quite dense with very tight annual growth rings not seen in today’s trees. Due to being buried underground for so many years, the timbers have absorbed the minerals from the earth, creating a unique color palette.
Browse through our gallery of ready-made Benches and Bench Tops below where you can purchase from the comfort of your home or drop by our showroom to see our selection in person. Looking to add a base to one of our bench tops, please Contact Us for a list of our base designs.
Not finding the right piece, let us create your custom one of a kind bench where you choose your material, size, finish and base design and we build to your specifications. Please visit the Custom Furniture section where we explain how the entire selection process occurs from choosing your wood, choosing your base design and finishes.