Founded in 1933, M. Fine Lumber has been recycling lumber in the city for almost a century. After salvaging from local demolition projects, the company then supplies the materials to artisans, architects and designers in the area.
They’ve also expanded over the years to include Brooklyn Reclaimed, which uses the recycled wood to create elegant pieces of furniture. M. Fine CEO Merritt Fine teamed up with expert woodworkers to create the mindful operation, which has created new uses for the historic lumber.
“A lot of clients come from the M. Fine Lumber side, realizing they don’t just have a place where they can get materials, they actually have someone who can fabricate it,” said Tevin Bell, who is half of Brooklyn Reclaimed’s core team alongside Tim Spence.
Located on Morgan Ave, the company has created everything from tables to shelving to artful ornaments for clients looking to add meaning to their projects. Their expert craftsmen are able to create pieces that meld perfectly with modern city interiors, while celebrating the recycled material they’re made out of.
They’ve also become community fixture that helps celebrate other businesses that call East Williamsburg home.
“We have such a great community, especially in Brooklyn — across the street there are multiple metal shops, there are people down the road that have a granite shop that we work closely with, there’s a glass and window place next door,” explained Bell. “So I think one thing that really leans onto how we function as a business and I think what makes it so great to be in the space — it’s not just that we’re able to work with the materials that we do, and have that freedom, and work with clients and the sustainability aspect behind it — we’re able to collaborate so often with other artisans where we showcase one another and have this big sense of community here in a place like New York.”
They also recently designed a new office for M. Fine Lumber which includes a new showroom for Brooklyn Reclaimed. It’s located at 200 Morgan Ave, off of the L stop. More about them can be found on their website.