Reclaimed Wood Furniture, Dining Tables, Desks, Shelves

Chicago, Illinois · 2588 Sales


Reclaimed Wood Furniture, Dining Tables, Desks, Shelves

Chicago, Illinois 2588 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement   Reclaimed Wood Dining Tables, Desks, Conference Tables, Communal Tables, Bar Stools, Shelves, Coffee Tables, and media stands Handcrafted for you .Artisan Furniture hand-crafted north of Chicago with historical "old growth" salvaged wood. CALL us at 1-855-WOOD-GOODS (855-966-3466)

Custom old-growth reclaimed furniture inquiries of all kinds welcome for home or business. Limited lifetime warranty and a commitment to our customers (we stand by our product and our brand!). Custom furniture, custom designs, personal touch locally sourced and produced in the mid-west. Innovative designs and ideas welcome!


Reclaimed Wood Dining Tables, Desks, Conference Tables, Communal Tables, Bar Stools, Shelves, Coffee Tables, and media stands Handcrafted for you .Artisan Furniture hand-crafted north of Chicago with historical "old growth" salvaged wood. CALL us at 1-855-WOOD-GOODS (855-966-3466)

Custom old-growth reclaimed furniture inquiries of all kinds welcome for home or business. Limited lifetime warranty and a commitment to our customers (we stand by our product and our brand!). Custom furniture, custom designs, personal touch locally sourced and produced in the mid-west. Innovative designs and ideas welcome!


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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

phishy129 on Jul 9, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

We absolutely love the Modern Bench we bought. High quality construction, good communication with seller, and fast turnaround. Highly recommend.

Lauren Kay

Lauren Kay on Jun 22, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

SO beautiful. really makes a statement in our entryway. Thanks so much!!

Kathi Sardy

Kathi Sardy on May 21, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

We are very happy with the desk. Having it made with our custom measurements was the way to go! Most of it was easy to put together except for the drawer which took 3 tries drilling and installing before we got it positioned right. (No instructions. We thought we had the mechanism for the drawer pulled all the way out, but after we got it installed we realized that it was stuck halfway and needed to be pulled with more force out all the way out.) Also we didn't realize that the keyboard tray was only wide enough for the keyboard and not for a mouse. Not a horrible adjustment to have the mouse up on the desk but we just weren't used to that. Overall, we are extremely pleased with the desk and are glad we went with this seller. The desk is solid and beautiful, and the price was very fair. Would buy from this seller again!

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Grown in America. Built in America.

In 2010, after relocating to get married,I sadly couldn’t find a teaching job. Inspired by an article on recycling & re-purposing, led me to a barn deconstruction site to reclaim wood I imagined as a bench for my home. I never intended to sell the bench but I had heard of Etsy so I opened a shop to experiment with the idea to see if anyone else would like what I had made. To my surprise it sold fairly quickly. What I also found through this experiment on Etsy was new purpose. I fell in love with salvaging truckloads of century-old wood to create a "green" manufacturing business & online furniture store and Etsy shop ,shipping furniture across the US. The wood embodied a lifetime of character & comfortable aged beauty, so authentic it has to be shared. Now my husband & I have recycled careers from art teacher & IT sales, to entrepreneurs in a new economy.

Why do our customers love our business?

Our customers love the beauty and significance that each piece of furniture holds. They love that it is handcrafted for them,and is a unique piece unlike any other. Many say that their UWG piece transforms their home or is the focal point. Other customers share that their new table will be one to make memories around or to share meals and great conversation with friends & family.They love the beauty marks from a time past that are visible in each salvaged wood board that their furniture is made with and that they have made a choice to support a small artisan manufacturing business in the USA.

What makes our business so special?

We have really good wood! Old-growth lumber has unique characteristics, some might even say, a unique vibe. It tells a story of doing things a little bit different in an attempt to respect the present, and preserve the past. Each salvaged board can attest to the blood, sweat, and tears of those who've built the structures, the people and stories who used the safety those dwellings provided, and the passion of those who choose the harder path of deconstruction versus demolition or incineration. The wood connects us to America's beginnings which we transform into unique furniture.

What has been our proudest moment?

Our team of 8 works tirelessly to ensure your product is built to last for generations. Our proudest moments at Urban Wood Goods come from the positive feedback from our customers. When they share the unique piece we built for them completes their space, becomes a conversation piece, or affirms their decision to purchase from a green focused business, building things by hand, here in the United States. Every one at UWG shares in these moments as our team takes pride in their work, and our customers happiness is our primary goal.

Shop members

  • Erin True

    Owner, Designer, Founder, Creative Design And Marketing

    Former art teacher turned small business owner and furniture designer. I am always on the hunt for "Old Growth" reclaimed Wood!

  • Jason True

    Owner, Designer, Co-founder

    Jason is the jack of all trades at UWG.

  • Lucy the Hammer True

    Smile Maker At UWG

  • Misael

    Maker, Assembly And Shipping Associate

    Misael is an asset to the Assembly and Shipping Team.

  • Tony D.

    Curator, Customer Experience And Sales

    Meet Tony! If you are messaging us on Etsy, you will hear from Tony. If you are in Chicago and want to check out our studio in the West Loop message Tony and he will meet you there!

  • Freddy

    Maker, Metal Finisher And Assembly/shipping

    Freddy is the top metal finisher and assembler at Urban Wood Goods. He also works in the shipping department.

Production partners

  • Metal Fabricators Chicago

    Chicago, IL

    Our Chicago manufacturer has worked with us to produce the steel legs that are both sturdy and elegant. We create all original reclaimed wood tops in house to pair with our Steel leg base designs.

  • Wire Basket Inc.

    Shiner, TX

    Our locker basket partner has been in business making locker baskets for nearly a century. If you are old enough you may remember the old school Locker baskets from the pool or gym. We love how they look under our tables, desks, benches or anywhere!

  • UWG Metal Manufacturer

    Chicago, IL

    This family owned metal fabrication company has been creating beautiful metalwork for nearly a century in Chicago. They have been welding since 1921 so it's a perfect fit with our pre-1920s era reclaimed table & stool tops which are all handcrafted.

  • Metal Shapers

    Park City, IL

    This Metal Fabrication team has assisted us with several steel leg fabrications for our tables, desks, and benches whose sturdy steel legs support and compliment our reclaimed wood tops.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 9, 2015
For FAQ about our products please scroll down to additional info section.

Welcome to our shop on Etsy. If you are looking for answers to questions you may have regarding store policies, FAQ, general info about our company and product you are in the right place. You may wish to visit us at 333 N Oakley Blvd , Unit 306 in Chicago. . We are open by appointment only. We are typically open on saturdays 10-2 pm.

If you don't find the info you are looking for please email info [!at] urbanwoodgoods.com customerservice [!at] urbanwoodgoods.com , convo on etsy or call (855) 966-3466

Urban Wood Goods Ltd. Mission Statement:

*** To manufacture quality,sustainable Furniture in the USA from salvaged building
***To inspire others to re-purpose and recycle
***To create value and make a difference

The UWG of Urban Wood Goods also stands for our core company values and principles:

*Un-paralled Customer service and satisfaction
*Work ethic, sourcing and manufacturing that is 100 percent American
*Good for the Community, Customers, Employees, and the Environment

All of our wood is salvaged from structures that otherwise might have ended up in a landfill or burn pile. We take great pride in creating one of a kind pieces for your home and business. "Grown in America. Built in America"

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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Price and Payment Terms. By placing the Order, the Buyer agrees to pay the price of the Goods that is stated in the Order (the "Price"). Payment in full is required at the time of the Order. Buyer authorizes Urban Wood Goods and any payment processing service provider we may engage to charge your credit card for the Goods you purchase through your use of this Website. Buyer represents and warrants that you are the only one who will use your credit card in connection with this Website, and you shall be responsible for any and all uses of your credit card. To dispute or cancel any erroneous charge, you must contact us at info [!at] urbanwoodgoods.com.

We require payment in full before we begin any project. Exceptions may be made for commercial orders. Payment may be completed securely online with a credit card including Visa, Mastercard or American Express.

Condition and Variation of Reclaimed Wood. Due to the nature of reclaimed lumber, and our manufacturing process, the Goods you receive may possess unique characteristics commonly found in reclaimed wood furniture. We will do our best to address your unique style and tastes, but we cannot exactly match any of the images you see on the Website or other promotional material used by Urban Wood Goods or our affiliates. Due to the nature of our products, color, texture, and all other characteristics of our material vary widely. Any variation is acceptable with reclaimed lumber if the product is structurally stable. These are examples of character marks that can appear in reclaimed lumber: mineral staining, color changes, species changes, weathering, discoloration and staining, rough-sawn, cracking, nail holes, loose knots, tool marks, dents, thickness variations, splitting, and mixed grain patterns.We strongly urge you to view all or our Goods available on the Website to familiarize and understand this variation. By placing an Order, you agree to this variation. If customer has specific standards for items such as color or texture of wood, those standards need to be very clearly put in writing in advance.

Illinois buyers are responsible for sales tax on all purchases.
Shipment and Delivery. Unless expressly agreed to by the parties in writing, Urban Wood Goods shall select the method of shipment of, and the carrier for, the Goods. Urban Wood Goods may, in its sole discretion, without liability or penalty, make partial shipments of Goods to you. Most orders ship via UPS across the United States in 1-4 business days with no signature required. Please Note that we do not send our packages "signature required". If you would like this option, please let us know in advance when your order is placed. Sometimes, even though we ship signature not required, the UPS driver has the right to leave a call tag instead of the package if they do not feel comfortable leaving the package. Please be aware that orders only ship on business days; we do not offer weekend or holiday delivery. Larger items such as tables and desks often ship via a freight carrier in 3-7 days. You will also receive tracking and phone call from the freight carrier to schedule delivery. The freight carrier drops the crate off curbside and requires a signature. If you have ordered something that is coming via freight carrier please make sure to find a friend or two to help you carry your furniture up to your apartment or home. White glove delivery is available if you must have it for a price increase but you must contact us to set this up and pay the additional charge which is typically several hundred dollars more for this service. Please contact us at info [!at] urbanwoodgoods.com for more information on the shipment option for your Order.Delivery dates are estimates and are subject to change.

Lead times. Small items such as console tables, benches, bar stools and small desks typically ship within 1-2 weeks or sooner. Coffee tables, small tables and desks ship in approx 3-4 weeks. Dining tables larger than 60" ship in approx. 5 weeks. The typical lead time for custom orders is 4-8 weeks.

Late Delivery. Any time quoted by Urban Wood Goods for delivery is an estimate only. Urban Wood Goods is not liable for or in respect of any loss or damage arising from any delay in filling any order, failure to deliver or delay in delivery. No delay in the shipment or delivery of any Goods relieves you of your obligations under these Terms, including without limitation payment for the Goods.

Receiving Your Freight Shipment. (Does not apply if your order is able to be shipped UPS)Please make sure you have help to bring your crate inside. Your Freight shipment will be secured in a crate with protective packaging, and high-grade straps to help prevent damage during transit. The shipment will arrive on a semi-truck.The semi-truck will have a lift-gate to bring the crate to ground level. Be sure to inspect the outside of the crate for damage with extra scrutiny.I f the crate looks damaged please call us immediately at 855-966-3466 or 248-310-7668. Do not sign for the shipment if the crate looks damaged. When you sign the driver’s delivery receipt, you are acknowledging receipt of all products in good order.

Buyer shall inspect the Goods upon delivery and notify Urban Wood Goods within 3 days of receipt ("Inspection Period") if any Goods are damaged or incomplete. Buyer will be deemed to have accepted the Goods unless Buyer notifies Urban Wood Goods in writing of any damaged or incomplete Goods during the Inspection Period and furnishes such written evidence or other documentation as required by Urban Wood Goods. If Buyer timely notifies us of any damaged or incomplete Goods, we will work to fix or replace such Goods at no cost to you.

White Glove Delivery:
White glove delivery and shipping typically ranges from $300-500 total. For "White Glove" delivery, the carrier will only bring it inside your apartment, un-package it for you and remove the shipping materials and crate. This needs to be set up in advance.

Shipping outside the continental 48 States:

Currently we ship to Canada but it requires additional charges to ship. PLease convo before you order or expect that we will be contacting you to pay the additional charges after purchase if you are requesting Canada delivery.The same goes for Alaska and Hawaii.
Refunds and Exchanges
Return Policy. Urban Wood Goods may accept returns, or exchanges on UPS shipments for standard sizes of benches, console tables, bar stools, small desks and wine racks within ten (10) days of delivery. Dining Tables and desks may not be returned. All custom furniture is final sale and not eligible for return. Goods that are shipped in a crate via freight carrier are final sale and not eligible for return.For all returned Goods, Buyer must request a Return Merchandise Authorization prior to returning the goods, will be required to pay for return shipping, and the order may be subject to a 15% restocking fee. The full amount of the returned Goods less shipping and handling cost, will be returned to the Buyer once Urban Wood Goods has the Goods back in its possession.

Changes to Order. Buyers may, within three (3) business days, make a written request to change the Order. Urban Wood Goods reserves the right to agree to or decline any requested changes due to availability of materials or any other reason. If Urban Wood Goods agrees to make changes, the pricing of the furniture ordered will be adjusted according to our pricing in place at the time the changes are requested.

Cancellation of Order. A Buyer has three (3) business days to cancel the Order and receive a full refund without penalty. After this period, Urban Wood Goods may, in its sole discretion, allow Buyer to cancel the Order subject to a ten percent (10%) cancellation fee or refuse to cancel the order.
Additional policies and FAQs
FAQ's and Helpful Info from Urban Wood Goods

What kind of lumber do you use?

Unless otherwise specified, all lumber is reclaimed and known as “Old Growth” lumber that is typically Douglas Fir. Old Growth is 100-200 years old. This wood has character and we do not use a 4-sided planer or mill the wood to remove the original salvaged patina on the wood and make the surface look perfect and square on all edges. Your furniture may have nail holes, and natural curves in the wood. It may have nicks and dents and texture. We sand the wood very nicely and try to maintain the original aged aesthetic as much as possible while still maintaining a functional smooth writing, dining, or seating surface. There may be splitting and checking in the lumber that doesn’t reduce its strength or longevity. What we are saying is that this wood has some character and soul to it. If you aren’t positive that is your style and/or you are looking for a very modern, highly finished, milled perfectly squared surface you may be at the wrong place. Additionally, there is sometimes variation in the color of the boards and some are lighter or a bit darker. All pieces are unique and may vary slightly in character and color from the exact pieces on our website. We give ourselves up to an inch in any direction for the construction of all pieces

What are your lead times?

The typical lead time for benches, stools and console tables is 1-2 weeks and all desks, dining tables and other larger items and custom orders it is 3-4 weeks. This means your furniture typically ships out within this time frame. Time in transit varies but its typically 2-3 business days to the East coast ,4 business days to the west, and 1-2 days in transit in the Midwest. We offer local local Chicago delivery and set up of tables, desks etc for a 50-100.00 fee depending on the order. If you need furniture by a certain date, please submit a request prior to purchasing. We do our best to accommodate but do not make any guarantees.


Each piece of furniture typically requires very light and easy assembly that is much easier and quicker if you have an electric or cordless screwdriver/gun. All required hardware comes with your table and all holes are pre-drilled. The wood tops come unattached to the table base for ease of shipping and to minimize any shipping issues. They are very easy to attach. Stools with backs will require a wrench as is noted on the included instructions.

If you are having a problem installing locker baskets or drawers, please look at your directions closely and or copy and paste this video into your browser: http://tinyurl.com/lockerbasket. If you lost your instructions or they were missing please email us and we will send you directions.

Who does Urban Wood Goods sell to?

We currently do not sell through retail outlets. We sell direct to home and business owners, interior designers, architects, restaurants, and for other commercial projects.
We sometimes offer discounts on quantities. Inquire for more info.

How is the wood finished?

Many of the photos in our shop represent the wood in it's salvaged, unsealed natural state. We also offer a view of swatches of our various finishes in many of our table and desk listings.

Benches, media stands, console tables and wine racks are usually sold as natural , unsealed but we include with your purchase a 2 oz jar of Swilley's Beeswax based all natural wood rub as an option if you choose to add it to your piece. It's a very simple wood conditioner/rub on wax that easily rubs on should you choose to use it . We recommend you test it first on the underside of your piece to be sure you like it. It slightly darkens the wood while offering some stain and moisture protection and often makes the grains "pop" beautifully adding a richness to your piece. Swilley's contains trace amounts of Almond oil. If you order larger pieces we send you a a couple of small jars of Swilley's at no charge or you may purchase additional jars in our Etsy shop.
If you would like a clear coat satin finish to offer a "no/low maintenance solution we can apply this to desks or tables which also offers a beautiful finish that is slightly darker than the natural wood. If you are ordering a dining table, we will also apply it to your matching bench(es) if you have ordered them. This sealant is also included with the walnut and antique finish as well.

What care or maintenance is needed for the steel furniture legs of my piece?

Standard pipe legs and hairpin legs on all pieces are made of raw steel which we spray with a clear coat for rust prevention. This clear coat will keep the legs free from rust in an indoor environment. If you plan to use your bench outdoors please let us know so that we can possibly recommend stainless steel legs.

Are the legs on the Hairpin legs benches or other types sturdy enough to support large amounts of weight?

Yes and they have sturdy metal baseplates that make the legs easy to attach to the wood.

Does furniture ship assembled?

No. Most pieces ship in one box and are marked for easy assembled within minutes. An electric or cordless screwdriver is recommended. Even desks and tables are easily assembled some adjustments on legs might be necessary to level to your specific space.

Do you ship outside the US?

We currently only ship to the US and Canada but we do not cover duty or taxes to import the goods, that responsibility is on the buyer. Please email us before you place your order if you are outside the continental 48 states. We will get you a shipping quote first.

Do you offer local Chicago delivery or pick-up?
Our workshop where we build all products is located 45 minutes north of the city. If you want to save on shipping, you may schedule a time to pickup at our workshop in Gurnee (not available for pick-up from our Chicago Studio) and we will refund your shipping charge. Local delivery and set-up available for around 100.00-200.00.

May I use my furniture outside?

We offer a special finish for outdoor seating and dining if you are looking to keep your furniture outside. We require you to let us know this in advance. It is an additional charge.