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Urban Hardwoods
February 1, 2008, 5:52 am
Filed under: design, environmental issues

Urban Hardwoods

Harvesting lumber from managed forests is responsible, but rescuing city trees felled by storms or construction projects is the ultimate feel-good enterprise.  Instead of ending up in the chipper or the landfill, these downed trees go to the Urban Hardwoods’ Seattle mill, where they get turned into dining tables, coffee tables, etc.  If you’re the hands-on type, purchase a slab of your choice and make your own creation.  To see more check out

Abbie, Sacramento


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I’m proud that you have noticed Urban Hardwoods. Abbie’s words describe our business perfectly. Great material that would have been lost. Our tools are simple. The first is patience. Years pass before our precious material is ready. After kiln drying our slabs are flattened and sanded smooth. Festool power planes and a big joiner help us with that. Routers and a smaller joiner help us make a perfect seam. Then we count on Elmers glue. We are woodworkers. The process is simple and age old. Beautiful tables appear because of our respect for nature. Creative hands, creative minds and great material define our furntiture. Our tools don’t get in natures way. They simply assist. We work hard and enjoy every minute of the process. Two women and five men make urban hardwoods furniture. We all care.

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