Ariele Alasko: Brooklyn Wood

Ariele Alaska

Since thinking about flooring has taken up 30% of my brain activity this past month, this will probably be my last post on anything wood/floor related for this year! Whilst after careful consideration we went for classic honey coloured Oak floorboards I know I will always wish we had been a bit more adventurous.

I have always loved the chevron patterning of classic wood parquet floors so these tables, headboards and chopping boards made of salvaged flooring by Brooklyn based wood-worker Ariele Alasko really sung to me. She creates magic with wood and her online store carries one of a kind headboards hand built from reclaimed wood salvaged from Brooklyn buildings and cheeseboards made from salvaged antique flooring. I think she also makes wall panels as art pieces – i would just love one propped up on a shelf with other art.

Ariele Alaska

Ariele Alaska

Ariele Alaska

Ariele Alaska

Ariele Alaska

Author: Rohini Wahi

Rohini is a London based freelance journalist and trend forecaster for the design industries. She has worked for Elle Decoration, Living Etc, Houzz and Design Sponge amongst others.

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4 Comments on Ariele Alasko: Brooklyn Wood

  1. ariele @ brooklyn to west
    Thursday, March 29th, 2012 15:37 at 3:37 pm (6 years ago)

    Hey! I was perusing and just stumbled across your lovely website and this WONDERFUL piece you wrote on my work. Thank you SO much for the kind words, it is greatly appreciated!

    All the best,

  2. Yeshen
    Thursday, April 12th, 2012 14:49 at 2:49 pm (6 years ago)

    Love that chopping board!

  3. Ada (new york)
    Thursday, April 19th, 2012 13:57 at 1:57 pm (6 years ago)

    The cheeseboard (shoppign boards) look AMAZING. I have been debating what kind/style/color of wood I should add to my kitchen floors for the past few weeks …. hence it occupying MUCH time in my brain as well 🙂

  4. Katie
    Monday, June 4th, 2012 23:05 at 11:05 pm (6 years ago)

    SO happy to see Ariele’s work here – double thumbs up to a chop-saw-wielding; reclaimed-wood storing girl – ready to make it all be loved again! Katie. xxx

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