On my recent trip to Seattle, I stopped in at Chadhaus, which is part of Piano Nobile, a design collective of artists, designers, and builders. I especially admired the Farmhouse Modern Table, made from local, recycled, and reclaimed materials with low VOC finishes. "The Douglas fir top is salvaged from the Packard building in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood and darkened with an all-natural home brew patina. The base is made from recycled Nucor steel, hot rolled in West Seattle and powder coated in Ballard, just down the street from the Chadhaus workshop," says Chad Robertson, who designs and builds all the pieces in the line. The table sells for $1,800.