The One Thing

Reclaimed, remade

From beat-up boat to beautiful bench


In Indonesia, colorful wooden fishing boats are commonplace, but inevitably the simple vessels fall into disrepair. Rather than watch local fisherman turn them into firewood for lack of better options, the team at Ramble Market has found a solution. Employing fair-trade practices they turn these finely patinaed hardwoods, including teak and ironwood, which are often in short supply, into pieces like this bench. Reclaimed boat wood bench, $795 at Ramble Market, 39 Green St., Waltham, 781-790-5260, www.ramblemarket.com