Brooklyn Distillery Oak
These oak staves from a centuries old distillery were charred on the inside to give the whiskey flavor.
Whiskey barrel staves
Each stave was hand-picked, sanded, trimmed, pre-fitted and meticulously assembled.
NYC reception desk
Result was this unique reception desk for Terra Plana footwear on Elizabeth Street in New York City.
Furniture with character
The client was thrilled to receive truly unique furnishings with real character, history, and beauty.
Reclaimed words have a certain mystery; standard lumberyard cuts have predictable textures.
These unique woods need to be handled carefully to make sure the material is appropriate for the job.
Aged wood means unique colors, once we sand down hundreds of years of tree life.
There is a treasure of texture and beauty that is not discovered until the final finishing process.
Salvaged cedar wood
Thick cedar planks from Brooklyn rooftop water tanks were used to make tables and headboards.
Custom dining table
Reclaimed wood provides a color, patina, and beauty that just can't be achieved with newer woods.
Reclaimed wood bench
There is a historical beauty in furniture built from Brooklyn warehouses or New York buildings.
Custom rustic bench
The reclaimed wood from dismantled buildings is very well aged -- often 250-300 years old.
We spend a lot of time picking out suitable woods before loading them into the shop for assessment.
Reclaimed woods require thorough inspection to remove any 150-year-old nails prior to sanding.
A process of several very course grades of sandpaper are used to take down the initial layer of wood.
Only at the point that we can see what's underneath do we learn what the wood has to offer us