My name is Robert Chapman and my dream is to become a master furniture woodworker. The inspiration for my woodworking has come from my grandfather who was my mentor and loved family member. His knowledge of craftsmanship along with my creativity has molded me into what I am today. My passion is to create beautiful rustic furniture from recycled & reclaimed wood that would otherwise be thrown away. I see the beauty in what others would think to throw away or call “trash.” During the week I drive around collecting pallets, old furniture, torn up deck wood or anything that looked like throw away material and give them life!
via Rustic Reclaimed Furniture 100% hand made by Robert Chapman — Kickstarter.
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.
via Salvage the Trees | eugeneweekly.com.