More than just reclaimed wood
First Growth is more than just reclaimed wood. It’s a representation of founder Garet Robinson’s vision to reimagine local history in the form of beautiful objects for the home. With origins rooted in Vancouver, we are committed to reducing levels of resource destruction, by utilizing reclaimed materials to create products of both function and form.
Every piece of wood has a story
All of our creations are made with wood salvaged from pre-1940’s Vancouver homes being demolished or de-constructed. Lumber from these homes typically come from first (old?) growth trees ranging from 300 to over 1,000 years old.
The majority of our old growth forests are gone, however most of the wood in those forests were Douglas Fir. This means majority of our furniture and home decor pieces are made using old growth Douglas Fir.
The past, present and future is important to us at First Growth Reclaimed. Each piece tells a story. We’ve made it our mission to tell all of it. From the first growth forests where the wood originates from, to how it was utilized to build out homes, to the future of repurposing the wood into functional home decor pieces. To do so, we collaborate with foresters, storytellers, conservationists, deconstruction companies, furniture and home decor stores.
What we create
At First Growth Reclaimed, we create furniture, home decor and art of out the floor joists, roof trusses, wall studs as well as flooring and baseboards from old Vancouver homes. In the process of refurbishing, our mission is to maintain the history and character of the wood whilst incorporating modern and unique design elements. The result is a one-of-a-kind statement piece, made with minimal impact to the Earth and tells a beautiful story.
Shop our collection of furniture, home decor and art. Here you can find unique and high quality products that not only add natural beauty to your space but also contribute to environmental conservation. That's a purchase you can feel good about!