The Greene Ave. Collection by 31 and Change is a perfect example of what can be done with rescued castoff oddballs. In this case, the unwanteds are chairs. A collection of three--one from each era--are turned into a bench. Here's what the orphans pictured above look like now:
Wanna make one of these mash-ups yourself? Check out this post in which carpenter Ryan McPhail turned three chairs of the same style into one bench.
And for more information and availability concerning 31 and Change's offerings, visit their website.