May 18, 2013
This low, wide chest adds to my series of reclaimed redwood bedroom furniture. The salvaged material is distinct for the dark streaks that run through its otherwise clean, straight grain. Solid maple, dovetailed drawer boxes. Concealed, soft close slides. As pictured th piece is 20″ deep x 34″ tall x 60″ wide. Custom dimensions are available. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
July 1, 2012
February 5, 2012
This solid reclaimed redwood case is fitted with extra large, solid maple dovetailed drawer boxes. Each drawer is 40″ wide x 10″ tall x 18″ deep, and the heavy duty hardware allows them to glide easily to full extension. It’s big, but the flush inset drawer fronts, flat panels and lack of protruding hardware help the piece carry itself with grace.
January 19, 2012
We didn’t want the legs of this table to disappear under the large reclaimed wood top, nor did we want more obstruction to leg room than was necessary. Instead of using steel bar or tube, we achieved volume by designing with heavy gauge sheetmetal, bent and formed to a custom profile. The result anchors the space without feeling too heavy. The top is made of floor joists salvaged from a renovation at my shop.
October 23, 2011
Add storage and display space, check. Accentuate the height of the room, check. Maintain a free-hanging look, check. Integrate the television and media components, check. Hide cords, check. Come in on budget, check…
The Atlantic Shelving and Media System accomplishes all these goals through simplicity. The materials are modest: blackened steel brackets and reclaimed douglas fir planking, and the forms are basic. Careful attention to proportions and spacing allow an amazing amount of functionality to complete the room rather than clutter it. The media cabinet is fit with a heavy duty, full extension shelf that allows easy access to the components’ cables while keeping the tangle out of sight.
August 7, 2011
This table’s variations on traditional form make it subtly modern. A single beam supports the length of the top rather than a traditional apron, and the diagonal taper of the legs lightens the piece while gently defying its farmhouse origins. It was born of NYC construction salvage: douglas fir floor joists milled to show fresh new faces. Dark amber stain provides a big head start towards the fir’s natural color after decades of darkening.
May 2, 2011
Much of the old growth douglas fir in this dining set is likely on it’s third life. It was salvaged it from the remodel of a stately 1908 residence in Laurel Heights. I noticed right away that the individual 3×4 boards had different blade patterns on their rough-sawn surfaces, suggesting that they originated came from multiple different lumber mills.
This peculiarity came up in a conversation with a craftsman quite a few years my senior. He pointed out that after the 1906 earthquake builders often used material reclaimed from the wreckage, explaining why studs from a single wall would come from multiple different sources.
REASON is proud to follow in the footsteps of resourceful builders who invested the time to reuse this beautiful material. As a 3rd Generation piece of San Francisco history these pieces are now poised to become the social center of a beautiful apartment in SOMA.
December 7, 2010
A small apartment’s need of a sleek dining table is perfectly served by the glass topped Trestle table. The glass was a lucky score from a local salvage yard and the base is constructed of salvaged old-growth douglas fir floor planks.
The piece is displayed here with a refurbished, vintage Shaw Walker desk chair, and the heavy duty, extendable shelf system I put together using a cast off painters’ plank.
November 19, 2010
November 9, 2010
Serious cooks need serious work space. This narrow, counter-height piece expands prep space greatly without obstructing key paths of travel. The red-brown surface is solid Sepetir, an Indonesian hardwood. Sounds glamourous, but the species is widely used as flooring for semi-truck trailers, which is where the scraps used here served their first tour of duty. The steel base is designed with a high support. and a wide stance for stability and enough clearance for stools from all angles. The simple oil and wax finish is completely food safe.