Upcycling is all the rage these times, and with good rationale. Working with supplies that would previously have been regarded squander products and solutions to generate new merchandise is both economical and environmentally welcoming. All throughout the entire world, persons are getting exclusive and innovative methods to flip outdated merchandise into new, practical, and frequently visually beautiful pieces. No matter whether it is glass yogurt cups becoming a tray of seed planters or an aged coffee tin transformed into a excellent lights fixture, this new pattern aids men and women come across the beauty in things that would otherwise be clogging landfills.
Back in 2018 our crew was remodeling a sunroom for a Portland customer. When not all components of the heavy wooden aesthetic had been reusable, there ended up numerous massive, durable beams salvaged by our carpenters. Kept in storage right up until not long ago, we hauled them out this very last summer months after obtaining an authorized design for a tailor made bench by John Weil at Weil Architecture. Developed in our woodshop by Carpenter Moses Grubb and completed by Carpenter Matthew Kamenski, the closing piece showcases the beautiful high-quality of the original fir beams.
“I adore doing the job with this gorgeous outdated wooden,” says longtime carpenter Grubb. “It’s thrilling to re-use product to make one thing fresh that suits back again in the place so perfectly.”
And match it does. The flawless execution of the bench’s clean up and timeless style not only elevates the upcycled beam by itself, but superbly compliments the redesigned area it when once more occupies.
When we are not home furnishings makers at Hammer & Hand, from time-to-time the experienced staff in our woodshop have been in a position to produce one of a kind, hand-crafted parts for current shoppers as component of larger sized renovations, business TIs, and new dwelling builds. We never normally have the potential to develop home furnishings as our woodshop is normally particularly hectic with doorways, home windows, and other substantial-detail factors of our existing tasks. Your task supervisor can do the job in live performance with your designer and our woodshop crew to identify if custom home furniture will be a possible addition to your task.
Discover more about our Woodshop and the tailor made doorways and home windows they produce in this article!
Watch our competent carpenters challenging at get the job done in our Woodshop in our Tailor made Passive Residence Doorway movie collection on YouTube!
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