Reclaimed Beam Bench | Upcycled Furniture


Upcycling is all the rage these days, and with fantastic purpose. Applying resources that would formerly have been viewed as waste products to create new products is both economical and environmentally welcoming. All across the planet, people today are discovering distinctive and artistic strategies to transform previous objects into new, handy, and typically visually amazing items. Whether or not it’s glass yogurt cups getting to be a tray of seed planters or an old coffee tin remodeled into a excellent lights fixture, this new craze will help people find the attractiveness in goods that would otherwise be clogging landfills.


Back in 2018 our workforce was reworking a sunroom for a Portland consumer. Though not all components of the heavy wood aesthetic were being reusable, there were various massive, durable beams salvaged by our carpenters. Kept in storage until not too long ago, we hauled them out this final summer immediately after acquiring an permitted layout for a tailor made bench by John Weil at Weil Architecture. Created in our woodshop by Carpenter Moses Grubb and concluded by Carpenter Matthew Kamenski, the remaining piece showcases the eye-catching high quality of the unique fir beams.


“I enjoy functioning with this lovely aged wood,” says longtime carpenter Grubb. “It’s enjoyable to re-use product to make a thing clean that suits again in the place so very well.”

And suit it does. The flawless execution of the bench’s clear and timeless layout not only elevates the upcycled beam by itself, but beautifully compliments the redesigned area it when once more occupies.



Even though we are not home furnishings makers at Hammer & Hand, from time-to-time the expert team in our woodshop have been in a position to generate exclusive, hand-crafted pieces for present consumers as portion of greater renovations, business TIs, and new house builds. We really don’t always have the ability to construct home furniture as our woodshop is normally very fast paced with doorways, home windows, and other superior-element factors of our current projects. Your undertaking supervisor can get the job done in live performance with your designer and our woodshop team to establish if customized home furnishings will be a feasible addition to your project.

Master extra about our Woodshop and the personalized doorways and home windows they make here!


View our skilled carpenters challenging at get the job done in our Woodshop in our Tailor made Passive Property Door video clip sequence on YouTube!

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