Tag Archives: salvaged wood

Press: The Latin Kitchen: Splurge-Worthy Gifts

Thanks for this great write up on The Latin Kitchen blog! “This chic and functional compost bin will look elegant on any kitchen counter, making it easy for your most eco-minded friends to set aside their produce peels and coffee … Continue reading

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Gift pick No. 20: Cliff Spencer’s countertop compost box – latimes.com

Thank you Craig Nakano for this great write up! “For the devoted composter in your life — or the person who should be — let us point you to the workshop of Marina del Rey furniture craftsman Cliff Spencer and … Continue reading

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Redwood Table and Chairs at Home

You may remember my posting about this redwood table and bench while it was in the wood shop and ready to go. We used one HUGE, salvaged redwood slab for the table top, the bench seats and top trim. I … Continue reading

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Thankful for Trees

We are spending the holidays in Alabama this week. Cliff attributes his path to woodworking to growing up in a place where trees and wooded areas are ubiquitous with the every day. I thought about the amazing things trees provide … Continue reading

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Urban Logs to Flying Furniture

Okay, the furniture will not actually fly. It will all live at the Wing House, in Malibu, an amazing architectural creation by architect, David Hertz and his recycling savey client. The project already re-uses a decommissioned 747 airplane and much … Continue reading

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Bench at Cherokee Lofts

We built this bench from salvaged cedar for the Cherokee Lofts in Los Angeles. The lumber was sourced in Southern California, though I’m not sure they could have used it for their regional materials credit. We used Tung oil for … Continue reading

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Redwood Slab Installed

I posted about a trip to Tule Peak Timber a few weeks ago. Here is the result. We finished the salvaged redwood slab with clear, exterior grade Woca Oil. What do you think?

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California Lumber Safari

How was your Memorial Day weekend? We took a road trip to visit friends in Santa Cruz. I happen to love the drive up the 101, and to break it up, we decided to visit a few unique California lumber … Continue reading

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Chapter One: Picking the Slab

I feel like we just picked out a puppy! After several meetings with a client, hours surfing the internet and talking to our vendors, we found the perfect piece of walnut. It’s big enough for the eight foot dining table … Continue reading

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Activity in the Woodshop

Taking a quick tour of the shop today. These are the projects we have going on. A traditional kitchen to be installed this week in Brentwood. One of a series of reclaimed wine oak doors headed for Glendale. A huge … Continue reading

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