"Built-to-order furnishings, handcrafted with reclaimed old-growth wood, that uniquely convey a sense of warmth and embrace sustainability"
Im Erin True, founder and president of Urban Wood Goods, a woman owned reclaimed wood furniture business with a focus on sustainability. 10 years ago I founded UWG after I was unable to secure an art teaching job(taught in Detroit 8 years) after relocating to Chicago from Detroit. I discovered a passion for reclaiming old wood and turning it into beautiful furniture as a project for my home and later ended up turning that into an actual business on the Etsy marketplace, when I couldn't find an art teaching job.
At Urban Wood Goods we create built-to-order furnishings, handcrafted with reclaimed old-growth wood, that uniquely convey a sense of warmth and embrace sustainability. Our clients are designers, architects, and individuals seeking modern furnishings that can be designed to meet their specific needs and express their personality and values. The unique characteristics of salvaged wood resonate with a new generation seeking authenticity and individuality in their environments, from home to work. We take pride in offering creative, modern furniture. that tells a unique story and starts conversations. Our wood shop is located just north of Chicago. We sell via our website and our Etsy shop, and we ship nationwide to our clients daily.