The husband-and-wife team of designers Jeffrey McGrew and Jillian Northrup are the force behind Because We Can, a design-build company that specializes in sustainable interior design and custom furniture. The California-based company uses only sustainable, reclaimed and/or eco-friendly products, and it's hard not to be impressed with the results, like their reclaimed lumber benches for the offices of solar power company SunPower Corporation. Check out the raw material, which looks like the weather has been beating the crap out of it for decades:
Add a little (okay, a lot) of elbow grease...
...and the result are these gorgeous 20-foot long benches, hoisted up to the building's second floor by means of a crane.
Check out more of their furniture and full-blown interiors at the link up top.