Sean O’Harra’s furniture might be newly constructed, but there’s nothing “new” about it.
Walking through his workshop, a cavernous warehouse space on Reisterstown Road, O’Harra points to an enormous piece of wood, a cross-section of a maple tree trunk.
“That is a tabletop,” he explains. “It came out of a yard in Mount Washington and migrated to me.”
The wood is rich brown, with prominent grain and an intricate, almost lacy, edge.
It made its way to O’Harra via friends and friends of friends who knew he would appreciate it. He’ll pair the wood with a metal base, balancing the maple’s organic beauty with the cool modernity of metal.