Madison Dresser v2

May 18, 2013

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This low, wide chest adds to my series of reclaimed redwood bedroom furniture.  The salvaged material is distinct for the dark streaks that run through its otherwise clean, straight grain.  Solid maple, dovetailed drawer boxes.  Concealed, soft close slides.  As pictured th piece is 20″ deep x 34″ tall x 60″ wide.  Custom dimensions are available. Contact me at reasonmodern@gmail.com

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Redwood Bin Bed

February 23, 2013

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DSC_0002Who doesn’t need more storage?  The low profile structural deck of this bed allows huge rolling bins to park neatly below.  Shown here in a king size, there is practically an entire closet underneath.

The redwood is reclaimed from NYC water tanks.  A simple oil and wax finish shows off its beautiful natural red tones and the erratic black streaking gained from years of exposure  to the elements.  The bin pulls are custom made from salvaged leather strap and solid brass fasteners.

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.

Weathered Table and Benches

January 17, 2011

I came across a batch of perfectly weathered redwood decking, and immediately got to work on some new ideas for patio furniture.  Here you see the first pieces to come to fruition.  Both the benches and the table are left unfinished to showcase the years of work the wind and rain did on the wood, sculpting a gentle topography into its grain.

I’m looking forward to incorporating this outstanding material into new designs as well as letting it breath it’s life into some of my existing concepts.  Contact me if you’d like to bring some of it’s history and charm into your home or garden.

Trestle Table

December 7, 2010

A small apartment’s need of a sleek dining table is perfectly served by the glass topped Trestle table.  The glass was a lucky score from a local salvage yard and the base is constructed of salvaged old-growth douglas fir floor planks.

The piece is displayed here with  a refurbished, vintage Shaw Walker desk chair, and the heavy duty, extendable shelf system I put together using a cast off painters’ plank.

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.

Sometimes a guy needs a mobile, configurable wardrobe rack with adjustable, cantilevered shelves that breaks down easily and is light enough to transport… oh, and of course it needs to be fitted with a lighted sign.  No problem.  Whatever needs to be displayed the Double Down Rack can handle the job.

Thanks to Clayton Timbrell for the beautiful reclaimed redwood decking, and Alexander MacLeitch for the metalwork!