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.
The origin of First Growth Reclaimed (formerly The Uncommon Good and Aarhus Reclaimed) began in 2013 from a small garage located behind a house in the heart of Mount Pleasant, Vancouver, BC.
“I had been building furniture for my own home from old pallets, cedar fencing, and such, when a neighbouring 1920’s house started getting renovated. I became curious and started salvaging some of the first growth lumber that was being thrown away during the renovation. Once cleaned up and de-nailed, the depth and beauty of the wood was revealed. I was immediately hooked and began to learn more about the history of our old growth trees here in the Pacific Northwest. This experience planted the seed that grew into what is now First Growth Reclaimed Design.”