October'19: LandRoverusa.com
Range rover sport owner Erin True reclaims wood from demolition and historical sites and repurposes it into beautiful furniture.
October'19: HuffPost.com
Erin True, Reuben Reuel and Amy Yee harnessed their creativity and found people eager to buy what their shops sell.
Aug 21, 2018: Forbes.com
The video series features owners such as Erin True, an entrepreneur from Detroit who moved to Chicago to establish a business building furniture from used lumber, and who in her video says she values "authenticity and luxury." She drives a Range Rover Sport.
December 21: Dailyherald.com
An interview with Erin True, owner of Urban Wood Goods in Gurnee.
Q: What motivated you to start this business?
Q: What is the biggest challenge you face in growing the business?
Q: How did the Emerging Leaders program help you meet that challenge?
October 17, 2017: prweb.com
Chicago area, reclaimed wood furniture business Urban Wood Goods earns certifications which will support the companies growth initiatives with commercial clients.
December 2015: Wood Shop News
This environmentally friendly approach helps to keep these materials from going into area landfills while allowing the company to create one-of-a-kind pieces for its customers.
March 2015: Chicago Tribune
As an experiment, True opened an Etsy shop in 2010 and listed the bench. It sold for $250 within days. Terrified at the thought of shipping it, she drove more than five hours to the Detroit area to deliver it.
April 2014: Chicago Magazine
It started with one salvaged floor joist—a weathered but perfectly sturdy slab of wood that Erin True found while casting about on Craigslist in 2010.
April 2014 : Buzzfeed
You'll wonder how you ever lived without them.
March 2014: Apartment Therapy
New York-based designers Lindsay Boswell and Ali Levin have recently launched their interior and product design collaboration known as LABLstudio. And judging from this West Village bachelor pad they designed and updated, they make a great design team.
Jan 2014
CHICAGO, IL -- With Super Bowl XLVIII set for Sunday, Feb. 2, Chicago-based Urban Wood Goods, a reclaimed wood furniture manufacturer, nearly had a chance to be featured during the big game.
March 2014
See-through furnishings, whether in lucite or glass, are design classics that also give the illusion that you have much more space than you actually do.
Dec 2013
Erin True was simply looking to build a portfolio to land an art teaching gig at an elementary school. But her decision to create a bench out of recycled and reclaimed lumber for that portfolio was the seed that launched her nearly 4-year-old business
Dec 2013
For Elisa Strauss, delivering her specialty cakes to customers from her New York City headquarters sometimes meant taking the cakes with her on commercial flights. The customer paid for the transportation, which included an extra seat for the boxed cake.
August 2013
One of my favorite pieces of furniture in my home is my reclaimed pine Emmerson Dining Table from West Elm. It's by far the most asked about item in the house
January 2013: Chicago Home & Garden Magazine
Treat yourself to a custom piece with a story behind it.
August 2012: Apartment Therapy
My husband and I have been looking for an unobtrusive desk to create a dedicated workspace for him in our small sitting room. Multi-tasking rooms such as ours call for something that makes smart use of limited space.
July 2012
April 2012: Martha Stewart: The Etsy Show
Urban Wood Goods locker basket console table is is featured in the intro of her "Etsy Show
April 2012
We'd gotten a little casual about where we ate, with most meals at the butcher block island, its wood top sometimes kale or beet stained from dinner prep,
April 2012: The Kitchn
Urban Wood Goods uses reclaimed wood from the demolition of pre­ 1920s­ era structures such as buildings in Chicago and old barns from all over the Midwest.
Jan 2012 : HGTV Design Blog
Each quarter, the HGTV Home Studio co-op program brings in two interior design interns and pairs them with Vern Yin
Oct 2011: Thrillist
From a Chi-relocated former Detroit art teacher with an affinity for snagging wood from century-old buildings,