For the Man/Fan in Your Life: Reclaimed Gym Floor Decor

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My husband has good taste when it comes to decorating. But lets just say that we don’t always agree on what to do with a room, or specific details of what to put in it. I tend to have very specific ideas for what I want to do with a space in my own home, and I admit I can be inflexible when he doesn’t agree. But I’m getting better, and I’ve been trying to incorporate more of the things he loves into my ideas. When I saw these pieces from Uncommon Goods, all made from a reclaimed gym floor, I knew I had found something…errr…special.

I love the story behind these pieces, and because of that, it’s easier for me to let go of the fact that I’m not thrilled about their style. They have character and history, and my hubby, the ultimate basketball fan, will love them.  In addition to the funky and fun wall hooks shown above, there is also a mirror, wall shelf, picture frame and even a coffee table. Really.

They are all handmade in Wisconsin from the maple floor of Kendigan Gym, home of the Lumberjacks. The gym was built in 1964 at Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin, and in recent years, it was due for an update. The gym was remodeled last summer, and the scrap wood from the floor has been turned into all these pieces, which still feature the original court lines. And because of the nature of the material used to make them, each piece is one-of-a-kind. Much like my husband.

I may just surprise him with a frame for the top of his dresser. Or a set of wall hooks. For inside the closet. With the door closed. And the lights turned off. OK…so I’m not as flexible as I’d like to be, but I’m working on it.

Why It’s Green:

  • Made from a gym floor, reclaimed when the building was remodeled

Price: $48-400 (aff)

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  • Christie-The ChatterBox April 18, 2010, 11:27 am

    Okay, how cool is this! Love it! Will have to show this to my sister. Her baby boy’s room is a sports theme… mostly basketball!

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