Urban Lumber owner Seth San Filippo cuts a large salvaged tree into slabs. Photo by Todd Cooper.
“As a woodworker looking for quality wood, it’s always hard to find good material,” says San Filippo, who opened Urban Lumber Company in 2006. “I started to see this resource in the urban trees we have around here. And I think it just makes sense. It’s really cool to give these trees a second life, even something that might outlive their first life.”
Bigleaf Maple coffee table at Inn at the 5th. Photo by Trask Bedortha.