frequently asked questions
What type of wood do you use?
We primarily use reclaimed old growth douglas fir. All of our wood was originally milled and used in construction in the late 1800's - early 1900's. It takes a little work to uncover the hidden beauty of this wood, but we wouldn't have it any other way. We get excited for every table we make because each piece is so unique.
Where do you get your wood?
We're blessed to live in Portland, OR where salvaging old growth lumber is a priority. We get all of our wood from deconstructed homes. Old growth lumber is a limited resource and too much of it already ends up in landfills. We feel privileged to work with wood with such a long history.
Can I come look at your tables?
Of course, we love visitors! We are located at 1216 SE Water Ave. in the SE industrial neighborhood. We are in the shop all week during regular business hours and occasionally on weekends as well. It is usually best to get in touch with us before coming down to make sure we aren't out on a delivery or buying lumber.
Do you make custom sizes?
Yes, we can make just about any size you'd want. Just let us know and we can give you a custom price quote.
Are your tables smooth?
Yes, they are super smooth. When we start our building process the wood is rough, and can be pretty beat up, but during our milling process the hidden beauty of the wood is rediscovered. Our tables are sanded and finished very smooth so there are no splinters.
Are your tables waterproof?
Yes, we finish our tables so they are completely protected against spills, food, grease, even heat rings from coffee cups and soup bowls. I have two young daughters who have spilled about everything imaginable on our table and a simple cloth rag will clean up anything leaving the surface as good as new.