Best Of

Best Furniture Store


Like your furniture to be eco-friendly, stylish, and full of character? Our favorite furniture store this year specializes in reclaimed, recycled, and repurposed furnishings, plus every piece has a story to tell. Or, in some cases, two or three stories. For instance, on one recent visit, we found an industrial coffee table with—get ready—its top made from the dinged wood of 1960s bowling-alley lanes, wrapped in recycled steel from a turn-of-the-century factory in West Virginia, and standing on a base that came from a bench at a high school swimming pool in Pittsburgh (circa 1920). Indeed, no two pieces are the same at Brooklyn Reclamation, and everything can be made to order by its expert craftspeople. Opened last year, the shop also carries a good selection of plain old antiques, such as Victorian-era dressers and wrought iron bed frames, all at prices well below what you’d find at an antiques dealer in Manhattan. 676 Driggs Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-218-8012, (11211)