Some days it’s hard to remember when “sustainable design” wasn’t a part of our lexicon. We all want a piece of it. When you look beyond large-scale LEED Certified construction and recycled materials, you’ll find artisans who love to get down and dirty, salvaging items in steel yards, thrift shops, and warehouses to produce decor items that are completely different.

From artisans who create dining room tables out of bowling alley lanes to teams who reimagine uses for bicycle chains, oil drums, and car parts, these are some of North Texas’ most interesting craftsmen and their companies.