New life for used wood

REFINED RECYCLING: Christian T. Descoteaux, right, and Huetran Duong run Christian Thomas Designs LLC. Shown are a vanity made from reclaimed fir and polished steel and a table of reclaimed hard pine beams wrapped in hollow steel. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
REFINED RECYCLING: Christian T. Descoteaux, right, and Huetran Duong run Christian Thomas Designs LLC. Shown are a vanity made from reclaimed fir and polished steel and a table of reclaimed hard pine beams wrapped in hollow steel. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
Christian T. Descoteaux grew up a carpenter's son. By the age of 12, he had started helping his father take apart old homes to reuse the wood and materials to make furniture or other odds and ends around their home. "I can remember scraping bricks down from an original house to rebuild chimneys," Descoteaux said.…

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