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Bob Timberlake teams with Buck Stove, EarthStone for outdoor furniture line

Eco-friendly designs debuted at Southern Ideal Home Show

Bob Timberlake Buck StoveBob Timberlake collaborated with Buck Stove and EarthStone on this line of eco-friendly outdoor furniture.
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Artist/designer Bob Timberlake joined forces with Buck Stove and EarthStone to create a line of eco-friendly outdoor furniture that debuted at the Southern Ideal Home Show in Greensboro, N.C.

Now being exhibited at other regional home shows in the Southern circuit, the collection combines materials from recycled plastic milk bottles and stone countertop cutouts with stainless steel hardware for a durable and lasting style.

“It’s going to be something that really lasts from now on,” Timberlake said. He was excited about the combined effort and the resulting product, which he described as good-looking and comfortable. Because the show focused on American-made products and earth-friendly materials, “People were really asking smart questions,” he said. They also bought all of the outdoor furniture as well as all the Bob Timberlake artwork shown in the booth display.

“The response was overwhelming – more than anything because it was American-made, it was 100% recycled and because Bob Timberlake’s name brings value to anything,” said Claudia Bailey Honeycutt, sales and marketing director, New Buck Corporation. She is part of the Bailey family that has owned and operated Buck Stove for 43 years in Spruce Pine, N.C.

Buck Stove had produced outdoor furniture in the small mountain town near the Blue Ridge Parkway several years ago before partnering with Amish families for production in Ohio. Now its outdoor furniture production has returned to Spruce Pine, where all of the scrap materials are recycled, Honeycutt said.

“People love it because it’s comfortable, durable and it just lasts and lasts,” she said. “There are a lot of different options for people to choose from as far as colors and styles. You’ve got colors that will fit very well at the coast, that will also fit in the mountains and that look great at the lake house. It’s not just one style of furniture for one style of living. It will work on back porches. It will work around fire pits outside. It will work at the lake under the trees. It will work at the nicest homes in the nicest neighborhoods.”

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