It’s amazing the stuff that can be made from discarded vehicle parts. For example, Yesterday Reclaimed out of Virginia, makes furniture from a variety of recycled items. For gear heads and lovers of old pickup trucks, there’s a line of “Blue Collar Benches” made from discarded tailgates. The example shown here uses an old GMC pickup tailgate for a seat back, antique barn wood for the arms and base and old steel tubing for the legs. The resulting patina is quite striking. The Blue Collar Benches in stock sell for $1,150 each, but you can have one built to order to order if you have a particular truck brand in mind. Check out for full particulars. You can also shop at


Tailgate for your tail