May 16, 2022


Anything but ordinary

Reclaimed Beam Bench | Upcycled Furniture


Upcycling is all the rage these times, and with great rationale. Working with supplies that would formerly have been deemed squander solutions to build new items is the two economical and environmentally welcoming. All throughout the environment, folks are obtaining special and innovative strategies to transform old merchandise into new, beneficial, and generally visually stunning parts. Whether or not it is glass yogurt cups getting a tray of seed planters or an old espresso tin transformed into a brilliant lighting fixture, this new development helps people find the beauty in goods that would or else be clogging landfills.


Back again in 2018 our group was transforming a sunroom for a Portland consumer. Whilst not all factors of the hefty wooden aesthetic have been reusable, there had been quite a few large, strong beams salvaged by our carpenters. Stored in storage right up until just lately, we hauled them out this very last summer time soon after acquiring an permitted style for a personalized bench by John Weil at Weil Architecture. Built in our woodshop by Carpenter Moses Grubb and completed by Carpenter Matthew Kamenski, the ultimate piece showcases the attractive excellent of the primary fir beams.


“I love operating with this attractive previous wood,” claims longtime carpenter Grubb. “It’s remarkable to re-use substance to make some thing refreshing that suits back again in the room so effectively.”

And in shape it does. The flawless execution of the bench’s cleanse and timeless layout not only elevates the upcycled beam by itself, but fantastically compliments the redesigned area it as soon as again occupies.



Though we are not furniture makers at Hammer & Hand, from time-to-time the expert staff in our woodshop have been equipped to build distinctive, hand-crafted parts for current purchasers as element of larger sized renovations, business TIs, and new dwelling builds. We don’t always have the capability to create home furniture as our woodshop is commonly incredibly hectic with doorways, windows, and other superior-depth factors of our present tasks. Your job supervisor can function in live performance with your designer and our woodshop team to figure out if custom made home furniture will be a feasible addition to your task.

Learn more about our Woodshop and the personalized doorways and home windows they make here!


Look at our experienced carpenters difficult at work in our Woodshop in our Custom Passive Dwelling Doorway video clip series on YouTube!

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