We'll show you. If there are any questions about what your piece will look like, we'll include a custom digital rendering with your purchase to make sure we'll all on the same page with the dimensions, design and orientation of your piece.
These sustainable planks come from non-farmed trees that recently fell in our metropolitan environment. Local urban-lumber milling companies such as Angel City Lumber and Street Tree Revival will retrieve them and turn them into beautiful dimensional lumber, rather than allowing them to be sent to landfills. We've fostered excellent relationships with these organizations (noble, good-looking heroes whom we love dearly), so they'll call us when the newest batches are about to be dried and milled.
We respect the use of all reclaimed wood, but at Parkman we only use salvaged lumber from Los Angeles County structures that were built about 100 years ago or more. This old-growth wood is derived from ancient trees that, thankfully, are no longer being deforested. We prefer this sustainable lumber due to its natural durability and beauty. Conversely, most furniture wood these days comes from farms that cut their crop young, leaving the lumber comparatively soft and bland. These farms also use massive amounts of energy and water, unnecessarily damaging the global environment.
& fair wages
We perform all of our woodwork and metalwork in our Los Angeles workshop so that we can personally oversee every aspect of your build. Most shops you'll come across simply design and market products, but don't actually build any furniture, preferring to outsource the physical work to cheaper white-label shops. We lean into the entire process, from inception to inspection, and pay fair wages with benefits to our expert craftspeople.
Don't take our word for it
They were not only incredibly professional, promptly responsive, and helpful - they delivered the most BEAUTIFUL table.
This is a world class establishment run by kind, cool and tasteful people.
They even helped me get it shipped fully assembled from LA to Chicago without issue, and sent me pictures of it prior to shipping. Top notch custom woodworking business!
I am lucky to have found them. My partner and I went to check out the workshop and were met with great customer service, which persisted throughout the process.
For a similar cost to a mid-tier retailer you can get a fully custom piece made just for you, with reclaimed wood you can feel great about. Super happy with it!
Don't see what you need?
We are a custom shop and we build each piece to order, so there's no upcharge to change specifications, or for unique requests. We'd love to hear your ideas. Let's discuss!