This is undoubtedly the most meaningful project we have ever completed. A little over 2 years ago this wonderful family called me and said they desperately needed help. The 250 year old maple tree in their front yard was dying and had to be taken down. They had seen my work at a local craft show and wanted to see if I could salvage any usable lumber. 3 days later my sawyer and I hauled away 12 logs and milled up almost 100 pieces of recycled goodness. 27 months later, and here are two of those slabs. This tree had a lot of meaning to this family and seeing their reaction was an incredibly rewarding experience. It was also a great reminder of the purpose for this business. We kept thousands of pounds of nature out of the landfill and we can now create pieces for years to come from this tree.
Black Walnut Dining Table and Chairs
Two salvaged black walnut slabs with a 12" blackened steel center piece surrounded by 6 custom made walnut dining chairs. This client and I worked together for over 6 months designing, building, and finishing this piece exact to her specifications.
Named after one of many latin words for 'beginning' this table is kind of what started it all. Our very first original and unique piece of furniture is also one of our favorite to make. This design uniquely blends our metal fabrication background with our passion for custom woodworking. This piece is made with recycled white oak and scrap steel square tubing. (photo - ryan dearth)
Awali Coffee Table
Colorado sourced beetle kill pine and recycled scrap steel combine to form this coffee table. 41" long, 22" wide, 19" tall. Credit-Ryan Dearth Photography
Walnut desk and sofa table
This large reclaimed walnut slab was destined to be a desk! The natural widening and void created in this desk makes for easy cord and cable management. Powder coated steel frame. Photo - Ryan Dearth.
Sella Dining Chair
Beetle Kill and re-purposed steel chair. Credit- Ryan Dearth Photography
The Tillis Table
This coffee table is named after mi amigo who came up with the design This piece has a reclaimed live edge slab with a waterfall joint that is contour on both edges with hand cut 1/8" steel and a cantilevered support system. Photo - Tom Tallant
The Alligator (Juniper) Coffee Table
This massive juniper tree was killed in a forest fire in eastern Arizona. I picked it up a couple years ago and finally created this base after learning about George Nakashima and his very unique and beautiful woodworking. Photo - Ryan Dearth
The Marion Bench.
Locally Harvest Colorado Lodgepole Pine and re-purposed steel square tubing legs. 18" High, 10.5" Deep, 38" Wide (Photo- Ryan Dearth)
Walnut sofa table
This urban salvaged walnut piece was saved from a local Denver tree taken down for safety issues. 60" long, 30" tall, and average depth of 12". This piece is sold but custom sofa tables are some of my favorites pieces to build.
Black Forest Dining Table
Three hand picked colorado beetle kill slabs where milled and matched up to create this unique and beautiful table top. The bench was also made with two pieces of locally sourced beetle kill. Both sit atop custom fabricated steel frames. This wood was sourced from trees killed in the Black Forest fires outside of Colorado Springs.
The Highlands Desk
This custom desk was created with re-purposed 3/4" steel framing and a beetle kill top, drawer, and shelves.
48" wide, 30" tall, 20" deep.
A set of stained beetle kill and steel stools. The foot rest on each one is set at a slightly different level to accommodate for people of all sizes. Photo - Ryan Dearth
Reclaimed walnut bed frame/headboard
We designed and built this bed frame and headboard for ourselves! I had been sleeping on the floor for too long and put this design together. The headboard is made with locally reclaimed walnut along with the matching nightstand. Frame is built with 2"x1" square tubing and the support slats are made with beetle kill pine 4x1s.
Art Chair with C-table
This unique chair is made with reclaimed wood and a "wrapped" 1.5" square metal tubing frame structure that creates a floating look. Both pieces are made with reclaimed hardwoods from a local Denver, CO business. Photo - Tom Tallant
The Downing Bench
Re-purposed steel splits two beetle kill beams with asymmetric legs. Credit- Ryan Dearth Photography
Custom End Tables and Coffee Table
The lighter color beetle kill and recycled steel brighten the tone in this entertainment room.
Shortened from 'adirondack' this is our take on the quite popular outdoor chair. Created with reclaimed brazilian hardwood -ipe, this industrial and quite comfortable chair would fit into any lounge or outdoor area. Photo - Tom Tallant
Custom Designed beetle kill bar for Rooster magazine HQ in Boulder, CO. 44" tall, 5' wide, 4' deep. Custom shelving was also built for storage and easy access to the liquor inventory. Cheers!
Reclaimed hardwood bench
Reclaimed mixed asian hardwoods and recycled steel formed on an asymmetric base.
Reclaimed maple coffee table
Not only is the maple reclaimed, but so is the glass! this piece of glass was found next to a dumpster and re-purposed (and cleaned) as the top of this unique coffee table.
Hand-Crafted custom shelving consisting of Beetle Kill Pine and Re-purposed Steel. 42" High, 26" Wide, 10" Deep.
The Burl Bench
Truly a unique seating surface, this reclaimed honey locust burl slab was given simple legs to focus the attention on the beautiful grain pattern. Photo - Tom Tallant
Bookmatched End Table
This book-matched beetle kill end table was donated to Conservation Colorado for the Rebel with a Cause Event. The book-matched look is created by adjoining two matching grain patterns to obtain a unique and mirrored appearance.
Custom Cherry Shelving
Two uniquely different cherry shelving units come together nicely in this office.
Beetle Kill Coffee Table
Beetle Kill and recycled 90 degree angle iron. 36' long, 18" high, 16" wide. Credit- Ryan Dearth Photography
Beetle Kill Bench
This live edge beetle kill bench utlizes the same slab for the entirety of the bench. Each leg is cut and mitered so the bench appears to have a 'wrapped' image and the grain pattern continues around the entire piece.
Colorado sourced beetle kill pine marries nicely to a recycled steel inlay for this entry bench. Can also be custom sized as a dining room bench.