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about that wood
where do you get this stuff?

Right around here! We work with two sustainable varieties of lumber, urban hardwood and reclaimed wood, both of which are sourced exclusively in Southern California. Reclaimed wood is recovered by Los Angeles County demolition companies, while urban lumber is procured from area mills that specialize in locally fallen trees.

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what's urban lumber?

That's a great question and a common one because urban-lumber milling is a fairly new practice. Generally speaking, these local hardwoods come from non-farmed trees that have fallen naturally or cleared by necessity due to age or weather. Historically, this city-dwelling timber has wound up in landfills, but now it's being diverted and upcycled into stunning and sturdy beams for furniture fabrication.

your urban hardwoods

california sycamore

Here's your showstopper. The wild patterns and swirling grays, ambers, golds and bronzes allow it to pair shrewdly with a wide variety of interior color schemes. We're privileged to have this local native all to ourselves in Southern California.

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english elm

This sustainable, locally sourced alternative to white oak and walnut has quickly become our most popular urban lumber option. The gentle hazel grains serve as a handsome accompaniment to pine, oak or aged-gray wood flooring.

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shamel ash

This consistent and durable species is the clear choice when you want to shed some natural brightness onto your space. It's incredibly popular with designers due to its distinctly modern and beachy SoCal vibes.

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and reclaimed wood?

These boards served as framing for recently demolished Los Angeles homes, factories and offices. We exclusively use old-growth lumber, which comes from structures that were built about 100 years ago, before tree farms were commonplace. Instead of using stains, we employ a blowtorch to char and color this historical material, providing natural mid-tone or dark finishes. We can also leave the rustic patina of the aged Douglas fir, or smooth out the top to reveal the clean blonde tones underneath.

your reclaimed douglas fir finishes

natural patina

The rustic coloring of these boards is naughty by nurture, having been allowed to bask in the Southern California sun for generations. You'll need to have some chill to you with this option, as the organic coloring can vary slightly from batch to batch. The wood is finished completely, but knots or nail holes are left open.

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natural blonde

Want to see what these time-tested boards looked like 100 years ago? That's right, baby blonde and squeaky clean! In this case we'll fill in all the knots and nail holes for a smooth finish with snappy beveled edges. This look is great for kitchen furniture, desks, conference tables and shelving.

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dark charring

Once we discovered how well a directed flame can color and enhance a reclaimed wood surface, we never looked at stains the same way again. Charring is certainly a more natural option, and it serves to highlight the dynamic grain patterns of the old-growth wood.

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light charring

Perfecting the technique of lightly charring a wood surface took us years, but we've absolutely mastered it now, as this has become our most popular reclaimed option. In this case we use a flickering flame to achieve a quintessential mid-tone. As with the Dark Charring, all knots and nail holes are filled and the edges beveled.

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