December 3, 2022

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Reclaimed Beam Bench | Upcycled Furniture


Upcycling is all the rage these days, and with very good rationale. Utilizing elements that would formerly have been regarded waste solutions to create new merchandise is equally inexpensive and environmentally helpful. All across the world, folks are discovering unique and imaginative approaches to turn outdated items into new, useful, and often visually spectacular pieces. Regardless of whether it is glass yogurt cups turning into a tray of seed planters or an previous coffee tin transformed into a amazing lighting fixture, this new development allows persons discover the natural beauty in merchandise that would otherwise be clogging landfills.


Again in 2018 our team was transforming a sunroom for a Portland consumer. Although not all elements of the significant wood aesthetic were being reusable, there were various significant, durable beams salvaged by our carpenters. Stored in storage until lately, we hauled them out this final summertime following acquiring an accepted structure for a custom bench by John Weil at Weil Architecture. Designed in our woodshop by Carpenter Moses Grubb and concluded by Carpenter Matthew Kamenski, the remaining piece showcases the eye-catching top quality of the initial fir beams.


“I appreciate functioning with this beautiful aged wood,” says longtime carpenter Grubb. “It’s thrilling to re-use substance to make one thing contemporary that fits back in the house so properly.”

And fit it does. The flawless execution of the bench’s clear and timeless style and design not only elevates the upcycled beam by itself, but beautifully compliments the redesigned place it as soon as yet again occupies.



Whilst we are not furniture makers at Hammer & Hand, from time-to-time the experienced crew in our woodshop have been ready to make special, hand-crafted items for existing purchasers as portion of more substantial renovations, commercial TIs, and new dwelling builds. We never always have the capability to establish home furniture as our woodshop is usually really fast paced with doors, home windows, and other significant-depth components of our current initiatives. Your task supervisor can function in live performance with your designer and our woodshop workforce to decide if custom made home furnishings will be a feasible addition to your project.

Understand more about our Woodshop and the customized doorways and home windows they create right here!


Look at our experienced carpenters tough at get the job done in our Woodshop in our Personalized Passive House Door online video collection on YouTube!

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