If you think that old pieces of furniture would make your home look dated, check out these homes that have made good use of recycled materials and restored furnitre:

The large dining table, made of recycled wood, takes centrestage in this open concept home.

(Interior design by DistinctIdentity)

To complement the raw and industrial decor, this table was chosen due to its worn patina.

(Interior design by Make Room)

These wooden storage cabinets are made of recycled wood from old fishing boats. They definitely give the home much character.

(Interior design by Linear Space Concepts)

Nothing should ever be wasted! Old doors from Vietnam are recycled as tabletops. 

(Interior design by Zarch Collaboratives)

If you have old wood furniture, give it a new lease of life by sending it to these guys…
Hock Siong & Co
It specialises in used hotel and showflat furniture, but is open to all sources. Drop a message on its Facebook page for details.

Pass It On
Do your part for charity and pass on your old furniture. This organisation collects old furniture and refurbishes them for families in need.

SG FreeCycle
A Yahoo group that has over 13,000 members, the organisers aim to reduce waste by providing a forum for people looking for, and looking to get rid of, furniture. Like the name suggests, you won’t be getting any monetary returns for your old pieces.

Used Furniture Guru
This company buys a range of furniture, but requests that you send it a picture of the item you wish to sell first.

Second-Hand Furniture Shop
This company buys used wood furniture of good quality. Send an image of the item you’re selling to the number provided on its website.