From the people who talked with me on the phone and met me on a rainy Saturday morning, to the people who delivered to my remote farm, I was treated as if I were important and my opinions mattered. All of the people I came in contact with were both friendly and professional. And as much as I like the people and their business model, I am equally impressed by the furniture. Surfaces are beautiful and wonderful to touch. There is a solidity and heft to each piece that only high quality furniture has. Attention to detail is evident, as is fact that the pieces were designed to be both functional and comfortable to use. And yet, they are also terrific to look at. I currently have four Lilly chars (two small and two medium), an Industrial Green dining table, a Manhattan dining table converted for use as a ping pong table, a Lilly side table, an Industrial Green bench, and a platform bed, all in a variety of finishes and options. And I feel good that CounterEv has put a priority on sustainability, using recycled wood, zero voc stains and environmentally friendly processes. I don’t know what else to write but Wow!
CounterEv is AMAZING. We ordered dining and console tables, as well as a table runner, and we could not be happier. Every step of the way, the people who work at CounterEv have been courteous, helpful, patient, and extremely professional. We were nervous about stain choices and had lots and lots of questions. Maddy always replied in a timely fashion and put our minds at ease. I can't stress enough just how happy we are with the service we received. The pieces we ordered will be enjoyed for years to come. They are beautifully made with excellent craftsmanship, we could not ask for a better delivery experience, and the attention to sustainability is just another reason to love this company. Thank you!
CounterEV's furniture style is unique and recognizable as their own.
We purchased a dining table and chairs. After living with their kitchen chairs for over 6 months we have come to appreciate the forethought put into the ergonomics and design. The chairs have the illusion of modern angles but is genuinely comfortable. The quality of the wood and build is heavy and sturdy and beyond anything new or antique we have seen. Even though it was not our intention, those who visit our home compliment the table and chairs. Jill is kind and helpful, the owners were prompt answering some questions even though they were not in the store. Jill helped us in Catskill. We will absolutely return to CounterEV when we eventually need a desk.
The title of my review says it all! The most amazing hands-on styling service I’ve experienced with any furniture store. I can’t believe how helpful and honest they were with all their ideas. The staff even helped me find beautiful chairs that would go with our arrangement. The end result was the most stunning custom dining table and bench that is the center-point of my entire living space! Everyone that comes to see it falls in love. THANK YOU counterev team and all future customers you will be so happy!
We purchased four dining chairs and two end tables to furnish our new apartment in Brooklyn, and we love them all! We push the end tables together to create a coffee table that can be separated into two parts - very convenient when we’re snacking on the couch. The furniture is stylish and practical at the same time. It’s held up perfectly over the past six months. Plus I’m a bowler so I love that it’s all made with reclaimed wood. Recommend!
We are BEYOND happy with our new beautiful new desk! The team was so responsive to our measurement requests and happy to make it fit into our apartment perfectly! ItŐs the piece we are proudest of in our home, an amazing concept and something that we will have for a life time! Pick up was easy and the team was always there to help! The craftsmanship of our desk is just impeccable too!
Excellent product (great quality) and the delivery was on time, and the staff were extremely helpful. We did a lot of research before purchasing the table set, and we feel that the prices are competitive for the quality and service you are getting.
This review is long overdue, but I lost track of time working at my beautiful new desk. The team at Counterev could not have been more helpful, flexible and excited for me throughout the process! I ordered a custom Lilly with a beautiful Whetstone finish that fit perfectly, size and aesthetic-wise in my small recording studio space in Brooklyn.
I am regularly complimented by my clients on the new centerpiece of my studio, and feel like a million bucks sitting down every day to work at it.
Check out this behind-the-scenes video from our shop showing how we turn discarded old bowling lanes into timeless furniture.
Unlike many furniture brands who only pay lip service to sustainability, CounterEv has been honoring Mother Earth with religious fervor since 2008 by turning over half a million board feet of reclaimed bowling lanes into timeless furniture, diverting it from landfills across America.
Our logo represents more than just an echo of our signature, finger-splice joinery. To us, it's a reminder of the value we build into every piece: the minimalist aesthetic, the functionality and the quality craftsmanship that means every product we make is made to last for generations.
YOUR HEALTHY HOME
Sustainability means not only respect for our planet, it means respect for the environment in your home. That's why we use only non-toxic finishes and natural materials, with no added chemicals. Because the space you call home should be one where you can relax and breathe easy.
Why CounterEv HOME?
Here are 10 good reasons you'll feel good about your CounterEv HOME purchase.
Can I choose other stain or powder-coat colors than the ones I’m seeing on the product page?
Absolutely! We offer 20 stain, steel and fabric colors. Simply choose the question mark on the product page and order samples. Sample sets are free with any purchase of $350 or more.
How long do I have to decide on a stain, steel or fabric color, and will it affect my lead-time?
Feel free to request samples when you place your order. (Three are free with any order over $350!). You will receive your samples within a week and can take another week to decide without affecting your lead-time. However, if you need to order more samples or take more time to decide on colors, go ahead. If you’re not in a hurry, we won’t rush you.
I’ve ordered a large piece, how will get it in my home?
Like much of our furniture, large items ship via our Premium In-Home delivery, often referred to as White Glove. All crating material will be removed and your order will be delivered to your ground floor room of choice. If assembly is required, the delivery personnel can often be coaxed into assembling your piece(s), but this is not guaranteed.
What kind of warranty is included with your products?
While it is highly unlikely that your product would arrive flawed in some way due to a manufacturing error or negligence, we will replace any damaged or defective product within one year of purchase. This refers mainly to structural defects as our products will often exhibit small signs of the reclaimed wood's past life such as nail holes, etc. or even some evidence that the product was handcrafted.
Is all your furniture made from reclaimed bowling lanes?
Yes! All the wood in our furniture is reclaimed heart pine rescued from American bowling alleys that have closed over the years. Before we began reclaiming this wood in 2008, the majority of it was thrown out, which contributed to greenhouse gasses and wasted what we consider a precious resource.
What is your lead time?
Our lead times for furniture range from 2 to 8 weeks, depending on the product. Estimated lead times are listed in the DETAILS/MATERIALS tab on our product pages.
Why don't your products ship right away?
All our products are made-to-order by our skilled team in Kingston, New York. Quality craftsmanship takes time, and we believe you'll remember the quality of your furniture long after the memory of your lead-time fades.
How is your pricing determined?
Since all our pieces are made by hand, we determine our pricing by considering the labor involved, along with the square footage of reclaimed wood in a given product. Our prices reflect the true cost of carefully producing your piece. In short, the price you pay represents the true value of the product you receive.
Where is your furniture made?
All our furniture is made under one roof in Kingston, NY, using proprietary manufacturing techniques we've developed over the years.
What's with the arrows and dots I've seen on some of your pieces?
As a nod to the past life of our beloved wood source, we tastefully add black walnut inlays to your piece(s) upon request. These are meant to echo the markers found on bowling lanes for over 100 years.
Can I get arrows or dots on my piece(s)?
By all means! We inlay black walnut arrows or dots in most of our pieces, if they fit. Just click on the ADDITIONAL OPTIONS tab on any product page and you'll see a link to add inlays to your cart.
How is your furniture finished?
Our wood is sealed with a hand-rubbed, zero voc (volatile organic compound) oil to enhance the beauty of the woodgrain and offer commercial-grade protection in a non-toxic finish. It's the same finishing process we've used in hundreds of Shake Shacks and many more restaurants worldwide for over a decade.
What is the maintenance on your furniture?
Most spills can be easily cleaned with a soft cloth and warm, soapy water, including red wine, ketchup, beer, mustard, etc. Unlike traditional, solvent-based varnishes, our surfaces can usually be spot repaired in the event of damage to the finish.