Live Edge: the freedom in organic form by Urban Hardwoods. Each piece uniquely hand-crafted and selected from salvaged trees by design + build artisans, who for the love of their craft, create one-of-a-kind, feel-good, organic decor.
Urban Hardwoods: the Seattle Guardians of Green Decor. This creative and innovative design company is now considered one of the leaders in the “Re-discovered Wood Movement,” and was judged to be one of the Top Ten Green Building Products by Sustainable Industries for 2008. The company’s philosophy, based on “creative thinking with environmental modernism,” results in true organic, sustainable craftsmanship.
“We know where the tree grew. We take responsibility for its second life and are proud of our work.” ~ Design Team at Urban Hardwoods.
The Alternative: wood captured + caged.
Do you know the Chain of Custody of your Home Decor wood products?
“Made in Seattle from trees that would have been discarded, each piece is unique. The color and figure of the wood, the touch of the craftsman’s hand, the shape and size can never be duplicated”. ~ UH
The Goods + The Woods: made from an eclectic mix of salvaged massive slabs of pacific madrone, sycamore, walnut, elm, and other trees that have spent their lifetimes in Seattle. For over ten years, Urban Hardwoods has been rescuing trees lost to disease, each slab comes with a unique story to tell.
“With every piece we craft, we respect the natural character and imperfections of the tree we use. We let the natural shapes, holes, curves and â€œlive edgesâ€ of the tree remain”.
The Little Story of the Oldest Elm Tree in West Seattle: by Urban Hardwoods
During the summer of 2006 one of the oldest Elm trees in West Seattle died. Urban Hardwoods was there to save her for a second life. The dining room is waiting for a table from the tree that grew less than 20 feet away. Had Urban Hardwoods not been involved, this Elm would have met the same fate too many historic trees in Seattle endure ~ the landfill. Instead, thoughtfully milled and carefully stacked in our ‘green room,’ the 130-year-old Elm dried slowly and naturally for two more years.
For more organic goodness + sustainable designs, stop by the Urban Hardwoods Seattle or San Francisco Showrooms or check out more urban cool salvaged finds at www.urbanhardwoods.com.