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Go Green: Building Furniture

A local furniture maker is using some unusual materials to build his creations.
A local furniture maker is using some unusual materials to build his creations. 

Inside Mark Moore's workshop, the imagination can run wild. 

"It's just a bunch of puzzle part that I've got to start putting together," he said.

He finds beauty in things others have tossed away.

"I always thought it was cool to get some unique-found object that you can't find any other place," he said.

From old golf clubs to bottle caps and even old nails, Moore says there is no object too unusual to work with. 

"It's pretty much anything I can come across with a lot of something that I can do something unique with," Moore said.

His furniture is certainly one of a kind. 

"I've been doing this for 16 years now and then lately in the last couple of years people are like 'wow, that's really sustainable; that's really green,'" he said.

Moore uses domestic wood that is easily renewable and believes exotic wood should be left alone.

"I don't think we should be going into these countries, taking their resources; especially rain forest woods, chopping down a great beautiful tree to make someone a coffee table [or] dining table or something," he said.

Instead he looks to unusual places- like the inside of a car. 

"There is also my gearhead side, which I love; heavy hardware, nuts and bolts, stuff like that. There is constantly that kind of stuff being dismantled; stuff like that going to scrap.

He has an end stand that is a perfect example- the base made from a BMW cam shaft. Or the show ski lamp- environmentally friendly in more ways than one. 

For more information on Mark's furniture, visit his website or his Facebook. 
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