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The thrill of the hunt for furniture is only, well, thrilling when you have time on your side. Enter Salvare Goods, the charming salvaged-goods shop swelling with one-of-a-kind finds from factories, churches, barns, schools and eclectic homes. Salvare's owners have done the hunting for you. The sweet, doe-eyed Selina Becker and her kind husband, Seth Meisterman, a builder and sculptor, started selling salvaged goods in Boyle Heights several years ago. Their current Los Angeles River–adjacent location has been open for three years. Inside, regulars return for an artful mix of midcentury, Mod and brutalist items, reclaimed wood creations, and Victorian-era antiques as well as novelties such as a vintage George Smith wool kilim sofa. If you can't find what you're looking for among the glazed vintage pottery or hand-carved wood tarot reading signs, Meisterman will custom make it for you for a reasonable rate. He has a masterful touch, whether he's crafting a stunning dining room table from Douglas fir, building wood-and-steel shelving or creating something you dream up from Salvare's recycled wares. Need help with decorating? Becker, who has an eye for design, can help. She works independently with clients and will search tirelessly to find the perfect vintage or salvaged decor for your home. Becker says, “We really believe in keeping stuff out of landfill, and making something beautiful out of it.”

LA Weekly