Forever Interiors is about reusing, rebuilding, and custom building furniture from reclaimed wood.

Reception Desk Project




















With a street level store front, we are best known for harvest tables that we build for our walk in residential market clients. As a builder of harvest tables from all Canadian reclaimed wood and having a rustic vibe, restaurants and corporate customers such as software companies and Ad agencies often approach us for furnishing their spaces. We of course make more than tables, we make everything from coat racks to kitchen cabinets to giant bars and wine racks but tables are our core product.


Recently we were approached by a design firm with something exciting in mind. They wanted a reception desk for the entrance of the working space of a software company. The look was contemporary/modern with reclaimed and rustic accents and furnishings. Our job was to build their reception desk complete with drawers and cabinets based on drawings provided by the design firm and in a specific time frame.

You want it when?

Did I mention the deadline was tight? I didn't, but it was. There was a few uncontrollable delays before and after we came on board including a broken elevator, various changes and the fast approaching Christmas holidays. The designer, MetteDesign had to work around all the obstacles to get the job done by the deadline. Honestly, I think she lived there! We came on board late in the game but had less than thirty days to get the job done, as well as keeping up to date on our current projects. The first order of business was re-designing.

Size matters

The final product was 15 feet long, however the elevators were not 15 feet tall . We had to redesign the unit so it could be divided into 7 pieces to allow it to be A: Manageable enough to be built in sections in the workshop; B: Manageable enough to be lifted, moved and transported to site; and C: Small enough to fit in a mid century elevator.

The sections
1.big cabinet section,
2.big cabinet section top,
3.big cabinet section front panel,
4.low table section,  

5.low table section top,
6.low table section front panel,
7.small cabinet section




The Re-design

Along the way (for the sake of a quicker build and less complications) we chose to re-design the exterior. The overall look would remain, however certain changes allowed for the exposure of more metal and less wood, creating a more industrial look to this rather sleek-rustic piece of furniture. The original design called for much barn style wood on the exterior. Instead of completely covering the front with barn style wood as per original design, we re-designed it to have a limited amount of barn style wood in the mid to lower section and be contained in a metal panel that would be hung to the front of a cabinet. The upper section would contain exposed black metal and offer an industrial vibe to that of the lower wood panels rustic look.

Removable Decorative Panels

Our design approach was to secure removable metal frames (panels) to the front of the unit. It is a great design and a tried and true Forever Interiors method. The panels are designed to come off completely, fast and easy. This extremely useful feature allows for easy access to electrical wiring and communication systems wiring. Wires are secured to a basic plywood wall behind the cabinets. The panels are secured “hung” over it like an apron. The entire look of the unit can be changed via re-fitting the panels with differing woods or other materials. The panels are hung via the pre-built hinges on the main cabinet structure. The installation process takes minutes and completely hides the wiring, keeping it neat and tidy.


The Structure

The entire skeleton or should I say exoskeleton is steel. Compartments were designed into the structure as per Mettedesign specification, to house drawers, cabinets computer accessories etc. Wooden panels fit into predefined spots and require little more than pressure to be secure it in the space. All panel containing wood are removable.



The Test

After building all components, we did a test build in our workshop prior to going on site. We had to ensure that everything fit perfectly, functioned well, and most importantly offer no surprises during final assembly on site. 

Forever Interiors - Canadian wood, Canadian steel, Canadian furniture 

"Industry" TV Cabiet

 Steel and Wood, Its always been a great combination.  Our "industry" line of Cabinets have a rugged rustic feel and appearance while offering lots of practical functions and a look unlike just about anything on the market. 

Industry Cabinets are reclaimed wood, hot rolled steel, a combination of cabinets and shelves, cabinets and drawers, drawers and shelves or whatever you like. 

Our wood is reclaimed hemlock or reclaimed Doug fir from old Toronto homes or Southern Ontario buildings. We use this wood for the top surface and most of the shelves. We offer other interest reclaimed woods for doors, side cladding and more. We look for unusual pieces, pieces that speak history or even just a real old raw painted piece with character.

All boards are finished in a urethane for maximum durability and max protection. Our metal is hot rolled steel and is powder coated for waterproofing and easy cleaning.

 
Industry Cabinets are available any way you want it, just let us know what you are looking for. Sizes range from 24" wide  to 96" inches. We can give you height! Starting from 24" tall, we can build up to 90" tall. 

Forever Interiors is about reusing, rebuilding, and custom building furniture and décor from reclaimed material. Our specialty is tables, tables of all sort, be it Harvest, coffee, console or more. We also have a wide selection of benches; mirrors and shelving units built custom to meet any need. Finally we are known for reinventing used furniture and other items into new and eclectic pieces for your home or office.


Forever Interiors - Canadian wood, Canadian steel, Canadian furniture 

Trigon Vanity

 Its just that spot in the house that a little more upmarket than everywhere else.... Meet our Trigo Vanity, 






The legs are two triangles with there hypotenuse perpendicular to each other, way too much info..... the legs are hot rolled steel and are powder coated for maximum protection from its otherwise wet environment.







A top...., a top of this vanity is a maple live edge slab. why maple, maple is great for wet environments and of course it looks good..the shelf is maple as well and is set back a bit to not distract from the top slab and to offer maximum space.  




Forever Interiors - Canadian wood, Canadian steel, Canadian furniture 

Headboards just for you

 If there is a place in your house that ya just need to be comfortable, its the bed... We don't make beds but we make beds look good... check out our headboards from reclaimed wood, reclaimed antique ceiling tiles and more....

We always have a few queen size head boards in stock , usually barnwood style and usually for $499









Barnood, gates, old ceiling tiles, old whatever... what can we create for you?

Magazine rack side table

Not all magazine racks are equal... We made this one for a long time customer - her home - simple, light, comfortable.  Very mid century modern in style and look. Ample space for magazines, no clutter, simple... just the way Shannon likes it.

Of note, we also made the coffee table with of course the same Kris Kros style legs.

Thanks Shannon for the opportunity .

"Z" Shelf & Tree Shelf








Our own design --- we've built many to date. Available immediately at our Forever Interiors store at 2903 Dundas Street west in Toronto or built to order at our workshop facility located in the Junction area.  Z shelves and Tree Shelves are a combination rustic meets industrial with extensive use of reclaimed wood.

We'll work with you to develop the perfect product to meet your very specific need be it shelving for a store where space for hundreds of product is needed or just something special for your living room stereo. Forever Interiors Z shelf along with sister products; Tree shelf, Box shelf and Muskoka shelf system are stylish durable products that offer versatility.

As well as shelves, cabinets can be added to the structure. Spacing can be integrated for TV monitors. Shelves can be as narrow as 2 feet and as wide as 20 feet with multiple vertical stacks. Height as well can vary from 24" to over 10ft. in some case, bolted to the ceiling or of course free standing..

height - two shelves to 10 shelves
width - 24"to 240"or entire walls of shelves
vertical beams - 2 to 20
shelf with - 10"to 24"
Hot Rolled Steel , Powder Coated
Reclaimed Douglas Fir or Hemlock


We are Forever Interiors, a Toronto based design/build company specializing in furniture products made from reclaimed wood. Our products are made using primarily reclaimed wood obtained from old Toronto buildings. We work with Interior Designers, commercial customers and residential clients. Our past success includes work for StarBucks, YMCA Canada, PAI Thai Kitchen, The Playa Cabana group of restaurants, London Life, Office Coffee, Indie Ale house and many more. Forever Interiors style is a fusion of rustic and industrial. All of the materials and products offered are sourced locally and are locally crafted by skilled Canadians craftsmen for Canadians.

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TV Cabinets

Steel and Wood, Its always been a great combination.  Our "industry" line of Cabinets have a rugged rustic feel and appearance while offering lots of practical functions and a look unlike just about anything on the market. 


Industry Cabinets are reclaimed wood, hot rolled steel, a combination of cabinets and shelves, cabinets and drawers, drawers and shelves or whatever you like.

 

Our wood is reclaimed hemlock or reclaimed Doug fir from old Toronto homes or Southern Ontario buildings. We use this wood for the top surface and most of the shelves. We offer other interest reclaimed woods for doors, side cladding and more. We look for unusual pieces, pieces that speak history or even just a real old raw painted piece with character.

All boards are finished in a urethane for maximum durability and max protection. Our metal is hot rolled steel and is powder coated for waterproofing and easy cleaning.




Industry Cabinets are available any way you want it, just let us know what you are looking for. Sizes range from 24" wide  to 96" inches. We can give you height! Starting from 24" tall, we can build up to 90" tall. 


Forever Interiors is about reusing, rebuilding, and custom building furniture and décor from reclaimed material. Our specialty is tables, tables of all sort, be it Harvest, coffee, console or more. We also have a wide selection of benches; mirrors and shelving units built custom to meet any need. Finally we are known for reinventing used furniture and other items into new and eclectic pieces for your home or office.
 
 
Forever Interiors. 2903 Dundas Street West , Toronto, 
info@foreverinteriors.com, 416 291 2001