Finding a market in reclaimed wood for restaurant tables and interiors
April 20, 2017 | 12:44 pm CDT
TimeWorn Wood specializes in handcrafting fine reclaimed and rescued wood table tops, communal dining tables and wall coverings for restaurants, bars, cafes and offices.
In addition to square, rectangle and round restaurant table tops, the company can provide custom sizes and shapes to maximize usable space. For accommodating a large group, TimeWorn offers a line of restaurant furniture that includes communal dining tables and benches. 
All of the company's products are made to order and crafted by hand and with machines. Reclaimed lumber is sourced from century-old barns, pioneer log cabins and commercial structures. The rescued wood comes from dead-standing trees or trees that are saved from the blade of a bulldozer.
The Atwater, Minnesota-based TimeWorn Wood crafts tables for small coffee shops and cafes to large restaurants and bars all across the country. Last May, TimeWorn built a special restaurant tabletop especially as a display piece for the National Restaurant Association Trade Show in Chicago. The rustic patina oak table top measured 32”x96,” was 1.75” thick, and had an industrial steel base with rustic oak queen posts. After the show, the reclaimed wood table was donated to a local family as a gesture of good will. 

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Bill Esler | ConfSenior Editor

Bill wrote for, FDMC and Closets & Organized Storage magazines. 

Bill's background includes more than 10 years in print manufacturing management, followed by more than 30 years in business reporting on industrial manufacturing in the forest products industries, including printing and packaging at American Printer (Features Editor) and Graphic Arts Monthly (Editor in Chief) magazines; and in secondary wood manufacturing for

Bill was deeply involved with the launches of the Woodworking Network Leadership Forum, and the 40 Under 40 Awards programs. He currently reports on technology and business trends and develops conference programs.

In addition to his work as a journalist, Bill supports efforts to expand and improve educational opportunities in the manufacturing sectors, including 10 years on the Print & Graphics Scholarship Foundation; six years with the U.S. WoodLinks; and currently on the Woodwork Career Alliance Education Committee. He is also supports the Greater West Town Training Partnership Woodworking Program, which has trained more than 950 adults for industrial wood manufacturing careers. 

Bill volunteers for Foinse Research Station, a biological field station staddling the border of Ireland and Northern Ireland, one of more than 200 members of the Organization of Biological Field Stations.