We recently received a blast from our California past via the blog of reclaimed-wood maven Greg Cater. His site features some really wonderful uses for reclaimed wood, as well as the stories of some people who are committed to saving these materials, whether standing deadwood or lumber from disused ranches, etc., for use by craftsmen. Since we hail from California originally (though we haven’t lived there since 1972!), it was really gratifying to see what’s being done out there.
So we’re finding there are folks doing work that’s kindred to what we are doing everywhere from the West Coast, to the guys using “beetle-kill” pine at Azure Furniture in Colorado, to us on the East Coast, to the friendly people at Labayru i Gonzalez Furniture in Barcelona, Spain, with their wonderfully elegant, simple re-use of antique oak. Gratifying.