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Where Does Our Reclaimed Wood Come From?

A piece of furniture milled from reclaimed lumber is not just any other piece of furniture. When you purchase reclaimed wood farmhouse furniture from Gershwin & Gertie, you’re not simply buying recycled furniture, you’re buying a story.

Reclaimed wood is any wood used for building or furniture that’s already served a purpose in a previous life. That means it comes from a wide variety of places, each with its own unique history.

Many of the reclaimed timbers Gershwin & Gertie uses are hand-hewn beams from century-old barns that have fallen into disrepair. Rather than send the aged wood to a landfill, our deconstruction specialists take the building apart piece by piece, saving timbers that are still useful for another life in another building.

Some pieces are then re-milled into new boards, turning the historic lumber into Gershwin & Gertie’s reclaimed wood farmhouse furniture.

Wood sometimes comes from old commercial or municipal structures.

Tank stock is another unique source of recycled lumber. Antique water tanks or the storage tanks from old wineries and breweries, even pickle plants, can be a source for reclaimed wood. Because the vessels were required to be water-tight, these storage tanks yield very durable vertical-grained wood, with a unique patina from its previous life.

Some reclaimed wood doesn’t come from buildings at all. Railroad ties and old wooden fences don’t yield recycled timbers of the same size as barns and factories do, but wood from these sources has been used to make doors, windows, mantelpieces, furniture, and other pieces where an entire floor worth of wood isn’t needed.

Other sources have never had a prior consumer use, but the wood from them is still called “salvaged” or “reclaimed” because it originates from trees that are dead and would otherwise not be usable. Some of Gershwin & Gertie’s reclaimed wood farmhouse furniture is milled from trees that have died naturally, while still standing, due to fire kill or damage. Because these timbers begin the drying process while still standing in the forest, Naturally Dry Timbers are very stable, with less twisting and warping than green timber.

Some salvaged wood is pulled out of rivers; divers search America's waterways for trees that have fallen and been washed downstream. The logs are then pulled out and milled into lumber for a variety of uses.

The multitude of sources for our reclaimed wood means that no two lots of reclaimed lumber—and probably no two individual boards—will be exactly alike. Each timber bears marks from its previous life, whether it’s slivers of fading barn paint or staining from gallons of wine. These marks don’t just add beauty; they add character.

Conventional wood furniture might be lovely, but living with wood that came from a 150-year-old brewery just feels cooler. That—along with unique aesthetics and un-matched eco-friendliness—is what you get when you choose reclaimed wood farmhouse furniture from Gershwin & Gertie. It’s not just wood. It’s a wooden slice of history.


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Small Glass Tilted Pitcher Small Glass Tilted Pitcher

Recycled Glass, no two alike.
5" x 8"
Just outside the crowded city of Bogota, Colombia, there are still patches of the old city. There, we found a small family owned glass factory, a group of talented glass blowers create handmade works of art. These are free form pieces, not made from molds, but wonderful organic shapes that are thick and hefty. Best of all, the glass is recycled from old windows, automobile glass, and all sorts of bottles. Each design is one-of-a-kind, and yes, as always, you can count on unique variations in each piece. For after all... this is no ordinary piece of glass!

Our Price: $43.00
Bedside Water Carafe & Drinking Glass Bedside Water Carafe & Drinking Glass

8.5" tall
Just outside the crowded city of Bogota, Colombia, there are still patches of the old city. There, we found a small family owned glass factory, a group of talented glass blowers create handmade works of art. These are free form pieces, not made from molds, but wonderful organic shapes that are thick and hefty. Best of all, the glass is recycled from old windows, automobile glass, and all sorts of bottles. Each design is one-of-a-kind, and yes, as always, you can count on unique variations in each piece. For after all... this is no ordinary piece of glass!

Our Price: $48.00
Clear Glass Carafe & Drinking Glass: Recycled Glass Clear Glass Carafe & Drinking Glass: Recycled Glass

Clear Glass Carafe & Drinking Glass:
100% Recycled Hand-Blown Colombian Glass.
5.5" x 7"
Just outside the crowded city of Bogota, Colombia, there are still patches of the old city. There, we found a small family owned glass factory, a group of talented glass blowers create handmade works of art. These are free form pieces, not made from molds, but wonderful organic shapes that are thick and hefty. Best of all, the glass is recycled from old windows, automobile glass, and all sorts of bottles. Each design is one-of-a-kind, and yes, as always, you can count on unique variations in each piece. For after all... this is no ordinary piece of glass!

Our Price: $55.00
Small Mouthed Circular Tilted Pitcher Small Mouthed Circular Tilted Pitcher

Recycled Glass, no two alike.
8" x 10"
Just outside the crowded city of Bogota, Colombia, there are still patches of the old city. There, we found a small family owned glass factory, a group of talented glass blowers create handmade works of art. These are free form pieces, not made from molds, but wonderful organic shapes that are thick and hefty. Best of all, the glass is recycled from old windows, automobile glass, and all sorts of bottles. Each design is one-of-a-kind, and yes, as always, you can count on unique variations in each piece. For after all... this is no ordinary piece of glass!

Our Price: $68.00
Recycled Glass Cellar Bottle Small Recycled Glass Cellar Bottle Small

Dimensions: D 7" x H 12"
Recycled glass.

Our Price: $69.00
White Wine Glass Decanter with Ice Pocket White Wine Glass Decanter with Ice Pocket

16" tall.
Just outside the crowded city of Bogota, Colombia, there are still patches of the old city. There, we found a small family owned glass factory, a group of talented glass blowers create handmade works of art. These are free form pieces, not made from molds, but wonderful organic shapes that are thick and hefty. Best of all, the glass is recycled from old windows, automobile glass, and all sorts of bottles. Each design is one-of-a-kind, and yes, as always, you can count on unique variations in each piece. For after all... this is no ordinary piece of glass!

Our Price: $84.00
Recycled Glass Cellar Bottle Medium Recycled Glass Cellar Bottle Medium

Dimensions: D 8" x H 14"
Recycled Glass.

Our Price: $87.00
Glass Angel Sun-Catchers: Set of 4 Glass Angel Sun-Catchers: Set of 4

Recycled Class Sun-Catchers, great gift idea.
3.5" x 5"
Just outside the crowded city of Bogota, Colombia, there are still patches of the old city. There, we found a small family owned glass factory, a group of talented glass blowers create handmade works of art. These are free form pieces, not made from molds, but wonderful organic shapes that are thick and hefty. Best of all, the glass is recycled from old windows, automobile glass, and all sorts of bottles. Each design is one-of-a-kind, and yes, as always, you can count on unique variations in each piece. For after all... this is no ordinary piece of glass!

Our Price: $89.00
Glass Cross Sun-Catchers: Set of 4 Glass Cross Sun-Catchers: Set of 4

Recycled Glass, great gift idea.
4" x 6"
Just outside the crowded city of Bogota, Colombia, there are still patches of the old city. There, we found a small family owned glass factory, a group of talented glass blowers create handmade works of art. These are free form pieces, not made from molds, but wonderful organic shapes that are thick and hefty. Best of all, the glass is recycled from old windows, automobile glass, and all sorts of bottles. Each design is one-of-a-kind, and yes, as always, you can count on unique variations in each piece. For after all... this is no ordinary piece of glass!

Our Price: $89.00
Stemless Wine Glasses with Clear Rims: Set of 6 Stemless Wine Glasses with Clear Rims: Set of 6

4" x 4.5"
Just outside the crowded city of Bogota, Colombia, there are still patches of the old city. There, we found a small family owned glass factory, a group of talented glass blowers create handmade works of art. These are free form pieces, not made from molds, but wonderful organic shapes that are thick and hefty. Best of all, the glass is recycled from old windows, automobile glass, and all sorts of bottles. Each design is one-of-a-kind, and yes, as always, you can count on unique variations in each piece. For after all... this is no ordinary piece of glass!

Our Price: $119.00
Recycled Wine Glass: Set of 6 Recycled Wine Glass: Set of 6

9" tall.
Just outside the crowded city of Bogota, Colombia, there are still patches of the old city. There, we found a small family owned glass factory, a group of talented glass blowers create handmade works of art. These are free form pieces, not made from molds, but wonderful organic shapes that are thick and hefty. Best of all, the glass is recycled from old windows, automobile glass, and all sorts of bottles. Each design is one-of-a-kind, and yes, as always, you can count on unique variations in each piece. For after all... this is no ordinary piece of glass!

Our Price: $134.00
Recycled Wine Glass with Amber Rim: Set of 6 Recycled Wine Glass with Amber Rim: Set of 6

9" tall, 8oz.
Just outside the crowded city of Bogota, Colombia, there are still patches of the old city. There, we found a small family owned glass factory, a group of talented glass blowers create handmade works of art. These are free form pieces, not made from molds, but wonderful organic shapes that are thick and hefty. Best of all, the glass is recycled from old windows, automobile glass, and all sorts of bottles. Each design is one-of-a-kind, and yes, as always, you can count on unique variations in each piece. For after all... this is no ordinary piece of glass!

Our Price: $134.00
Stemless Wine Glasses with Amber Rims: Set of 6 Stemless Wine Glasses with Amber Rims: Set of 6

4" x 4.5"
Just outside the crowded city of Bogota, Colombia, there are still patches of the old city. There, we found a small family owned glass factory, a group of talented glass blowers create handmade works of art. These are free form pieces, not made from molds, but wonderful organic shapes that are thick and hefty. Best of all, the glass is recycled from old windows, automobile glass, and all sorts of bottles. Each design is one-of-a-kind, and yes, as always, you can count on unique variations in each piece. For after all... this is no ordinary piece of glass!

Our Price: $134.00
Large Recycled Water Goblet: Set of 6 Large Recycled Water Goblet: Set of 6

4" x 8"
Just outside the crowded city of Bogota, Colombia, there are still patches of the old city. There, we found a small family owned glass factory, a group of talented glass blowers create handmade works of art. These are free form pieces, not made from molds, but wonderful organic shapes that are thick and hefty. Best of all, the glass is recycled from old windows, automobile glass, and all sorts of bottles. Each design is one-of-a-kind, and yes, as always, you can count on unique variations in each piece. For after all... this is no ordinary piece of glass!

Our Price: $134.00
Bottom Swirl Champagne Flute, Set of 6: Recycled Glass Bottom Swirl Champagne Flute, Set of 6: Recycled Glass

Bottom Swirl Champagne Flute, Set of 6.
100% Recycled Hand-Blown Colombian Glass.
2.5" x 8"
Just outside the crowded city of Bogota, Colombia, there are still patches of the old city. There, we found a small family owned glass factory, a group of talented glass blowers create handmade works of art. These are free form pieces, not made from molds, but wonderful organic shapes that are thick and hefty. Best of all, the glass is recycled from old windows, automobile glass, and all sorts of bottles. Each design is one-of-a-kind, and yes, as always, you can count on unique variations in each piece. For after all... this is no ordinary piece of glass!

Our Price: $149.00
Recycled Glass Champagne Flute: Set of 6 Recycled Glass Champagne Flute: Set of 6

2.5" x 9"
Just outside the crowded city of Bogota, Colombia, there are still patches of the old city. There, we found a small family owned glass factory, a group of talented glass blowers create handmade works of art. These are free form pieces, not made from molds, but wonderful organic shapes that are thick and hefty. Best of all, the glass is recycled from old windows, automobile glass, and all sorts of bottles. Each design is one-of-a-kind, and yes, as always, you can count on unique variations in each piece. For after all... this is no ordinary piece of glass!

Our Price: $149.00
Recycled Glass Champagne Flute-Fluted Cone: Set Of 6 Recycled Glass Champagne Flute-Fluted Cone: Set Of 6

3" x 9"
Just outside the crowded city of Bogota, Colombia, there are still patches of the old city. There, we found a small family owned glass factory, a group of talented glass blowers create handmade works of art. These are free form pieces, not made from molds, but wonderful organic shapes that are thick and hefty. Best of all, the glass is recycled from old windows, automobile glass, and all sorts of bottles. Each design is one-of-a-kind, and yes, as always, you can count on unique variations in each piece. For after all... this is no ordinary piece of glass!

Our Price: $149.00
Tall Recycled Champagne Flute: Set Of 6 Tall Recycled Champagne Flute: Set Of 6

2.5" x 10"
Just outside the crowded city of Bogota, Colombia, there are still patches of the old city. There, we found a small family owned glass factory, a group of talented glass blowers create handmade works of art. These are free form pieces, not made from molds, but wonderful organic shapes that are thick and hefty. Best of all, the glass is recycled from old windows, automobile glass, and all sorts of bottles. Each design is one-of-a-kind, and yes, as always, you can count on unique variations in each piece. For after all... this is no ordinary piece of glass!

Our Price: $210.00
Sky High Glass Champagne Flute, Set of 6: Recycled Glass Sky High Glass Champagne Flute, Set of 6: Recycled Glass

Sky High Glass Champagne Flute, Set of 6.
100% Recycled Hand-Blown Colombian Glass.
3" x 16"
Just outside the crowded city of Bogota, Colombia, there are still patches of the old city. There, we found a small family owned glass factory, a group of talented glass blowers create handmade works of art. These are free form pieces, not made from molds, but wonderful organic shapes that are thick and hefty. Best of all, the glass is recycled from old windows, automobile glass, and all sorts of bottles. Each design is one-of-a-kind, and yes, as always, you can count on unique variations in each piece. For after all... this is no ordinary piece of glass!

Our Price: $255.00
Mudroom Bench Mudroom Bench

Our Price: $629.00
Pew Bench With Drawers Pew Bench With Drawers

Our Price: $1,739.00