Published January 30, 2013
Tables Made from Boston Warships
The USS Constitution
A floating slice of American history.
Majestic. Intimidating. Cannon-filled.
And man, oh, man, does her wood make for a splendid coffee table.
Enforce strict mandatory coaster use for Weathered Benches
, a line of gorgeous, one-of-a-kind
furniture that employs salvaged wood from the USS Constitution
, available while supplies
Normally, if you wanted to get your hands on anything made from a historic retired war vessel, you’d have
to go peel off existing timbers from her original hull. But since that’s really hard (and probably
considered a form of treason), you’ll opt for this route.
The good news: every item in this collection is constructed from massive planks of dense, live oak used to
build the Constitution
and other tall ships in the 1800s. Preserved by the cold Atlantic waters and
the mud of the Charlestown Navy Yard, they’re now being repurposed by a local craftsman (who we picture to
be a cross between Noah and carpenter-days Harrison Ford).
So if you want a finished, one-of-a-kind coffee table, he’s got it. Wood benches
got those, too. He’s even got candleholders.
And if there’s something specific you want for your Berkshires cabin, you can request a custom job.
No, he doesn’t have enough wood for your own warship.
114 Lowell St
Carlisle, MA 01742