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Bowling lanes are built to last – but their creators probably never have this kind of creative reuse in mind. Demolition on the way, someone clever thought to recycle these rather stylish sport floors into home furniture objects that may be right up your alley. Beams and other wooden structural supports are also fair game.

Created of a thick boards stacked vertically and packed closely, these area bit like classic car decking – made to hold up under serious weight, wear and tear over years of daily use. In short: do not worry too much about spilling on this ultra-tough coffee table.

Reclaimed and recreated by William Stranger before they could hit the landfill, these wood furniture objects almost seem like custom-crafted works of art when placed in their new context – the functional arrows and wood arrangements made for bowling become more like abstract patterns in the second lives of these objects.