May 22, 2024


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Reclaimed Beam Bench | Upcycled Furniture

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Reclaimed Beam Bench | Upcycled Furniture


Upcycling is all the rage these times, and with good motive. Working with products that would earlier have been regarded waste products to develop new goods is both equally cost-effective and environmentally pleasant. All throughout the globe, individuals are locating unique and imaginative ways to turn previous products into new, beneficial, and generally visually spectacular parts. No matter if it’s glass yogurt cups turning out to be a tray of seed planters or an previous espresso tin reworked into a amazing lights fixture, this new pattern allows men and women uncover the magnificence in things that would if not be clogging landfills.


Back again in 2018 our crew was transforming a sunroom for a Portland shopper. Although not all elements of the major wooden aesthetic ended up reusable, there ended up various substantial, strong beams salvaged by our carpenters. Saved in storage right up until not long ago, we hauled them out this previous summertime immediately after getting an authorised design for a personalized bench by John Weil at Weil Architecture. Built in our woodshop by Carpenter Moses Grubb and finished by Carpenter Matthew Kamenski, the ultimate piece showcases the eye-catching high-quality of the authentic fir beams.


“I enjoy doing work with this lovely outdated wooden,” suggests longtime carpenter Grubb. “It’s fascinating to re-use materials to make one thing clean that fits back again in the area so properly.”

And suit it does. The flawless execution of the bench’s cleanse and timeless layout not only elevates the upcycled beam by itself, but fantastically compliments the redesigned area it at the time once again occupies.



Though we are not household furniture makers at Hammer & Hand, from time-to-time the expert crew in our woodshop have been capable to build exclusive, hand-crafted pieces for present clients as component of more substantial renovations, industrial TIs, and new household builds. We never constantly have the potential to develop home furniture as our woodshop is commonly particularly fast paced with doors, home windows, and other high-depth elements of our existing assignments. Your undertaking supervisor can do the job in concert with your designer and our woodshop team to determine if custom made furnishings will be a feasible addition to your task.

Learn additional about our Woodshop and the custom doors and home windows they produce here!


Watch our expert carpenters tough at do the job in our Woodshop in our Tailor made Passive Household Door video clip collection on YouTube!

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