MATERIALITY

-IS the molecular structure and foundation of design. So it's important. We have a priority towards minimizing waste while using the most attractive materials and finishes we can get our hands on. Hardwoods obtained have sustainability in mind by sourcing domestically and dealing with FSC suppliers. If you'd like to see what the growth/removal rates are for US hardwoods, this interactive map is a must-see. 

WOODS

 

We stick to using domestic hardwoods.  North America harvests some of the finest woods in the world for their abundance and aesthetic appeal. In fact, the US currently has so much of it, that exportation to Asia has increased dramatically in the last few years. American hardwood forest growth is somewhere close to twice the rate of it's removal.    

Currently our primary wood palette consists of the following species listed below. The maps represent removal areas. These are the woods we like working with the best, although, custom woods and finishes can be requested.

WALNUT

Textures in walnut vary more than woods like oak and maple. A beautiful wood for oil-finishing, it contains variations of light-brown to dark-chocolate tones. This wood remains a staple in fine-furniture.

RED-OAK / EBONY DYED 

Red oak is one of the most abundant wood species in America. Textures in all oaks are usually very consistent across the grain in color. We use red-oak as a primary wood for any dyeing or staining processes as it accepts these finishes rather well. 

WHITE-OAK  

White oak is very similar to red-oak in grain appearance. It was once used for building ships in the colonial days. White oak is denser than red-oak, and weighs significantly more than most domestic hardwoods.

MAPLE

Maple contains an off-white cream color. The amount of whiteness can vary from different batches of lumber.  It usually has a consistent color with a grain pattern created from darker lines. 

CONCRETE

Our delicate mold-making process for casting concrete results in a surface that is smooth to the touch.  Textures are unpredictable, vary, and sometimes contain tiny holes from trapped air during castings. This simply means that each piece has its own fingerprint.  

Concrete is also sealed making it stain-resistant with food-safe water-based sealants.