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.
This innovative Urbanwood program encourages municipalities to recycle their dead street and park trees into high-quality products.
Wood products from Urbanwood.org are made from a resource that would otherwise be thrown away. But this doesn’t diminish the quality or safety of the products. The wood products sold here are always of good quality. In fact, you are likely to find a greater range of species and of unconventional character and grain than you will find from most lumber suppliers.
via The Wood.
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