Five Degree Platform Bed

October 29, 2011

This queen bed takes its name from the subtle angle in its headboard.  The design showcases exceptional reclaimed water tower redwood in its primary components. The support slats are milled from reclaimed spruce floor joists, and the simple legs are blackened steel.

 

 

 

 

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Atlantic Shelving

October 23, 2011

Add storage and display space, check.  Accentuate the height of the room, check.   Maintain a free-hanging look, check. Integrate the television and media components, check.  Hide cords, check.   Come in on budget, check…

The Atlantic Shelving and Media System accomplishes all these goals through simplicity.  The materials are modest: blackened steel brackets and reclaimed douglas fir planking, and the forms are basic.  Careful attention to proportions and spacing allow an amazing amount of functionality to complete the room rather than clutter it.  The media cabinet is fit with a heavy duty, full extension shelf that allows easy access to the components’ cables while keeping the tangle out of sight.

Much of the old growth douglas fir in this dining set is likely on it’s third life.  It was salvaged it from the remodel of a stately 1908 residence in Laurel Heights.  I noticed right away that the individual 3×4 boards had different blade patterns on their rough-sawn surfaces, suggesting that they originated came from multiple different lumber mills.

This peculiarity came up in a conversation with a craftsman quite a few years my senior.  He pointed out that after the 1906 earthquake builders often used material reclaimed from the wreckage, explaining why studs from a single wall would come from multiple different sources.

REASON is proud to follow in the footsteps of resourceful builders who invested the time to reuse this beautiful material.  As a 3rd Generation piece of San Francisco history these pieces are now poised to become the social center of a beautiful apartment in SOMA.

Bernal Tables

October 29, 2010

A simple path from flat to three dimensional, the Bernal design turns the most modest materials into handsome, low profile structures that can be sized to be anything from end tables to banquet tables. As you can see, a lot can be done with the finishes too.

Backyard Table v2

October 23, 2010


I was shopping for fir, but after one pass through the planer it was clear I had  mistakenly come home with redwood. It was hard to be disappointed.  In fact, I was inspired enough that I decided to push back the start of the fir commission.

I wanted to keep the two beautiful old planks as close to their original state as possible. Dividing them each with a 2/3, 1/3 cut yielded a nice 3’x6′ table top–plenty of room for the whole family to gather around.  From there I let weather resistance guide me: Water will find the easiest way to the ground, off surfaces and between the spaced members, minimizing its effect on the already naturally weather resistant redwood.  The bright green detailing channeled my desire to add a bit of excitement to the piece, and serves to seal the end grain for even better outdoor performance.