Repurposed Collection

Repurposed Collection

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This is the home for the cut-offs, the scraps, and the place where we let the creativity drive the design.  The unfortunate truth about furniture is that it is a mainly subtractive art.  You start with a lot more wood, material, or panels that are cut, sculpted, and shaped into the design you are wanting.  Off-falls are the chunks of wood left over from creating a tapered leg or a radiused apron that must be cut out of a much larger piece, sometimes just dimensioning wood will give you great pieces that have no purpose.

By looking at these remnants of the building process as parts of a whole, sometimes their shape can be reimagined into another piece of furniture with a little imagination.  While we continue to design utilizing the best methods and practices, we will keep our creative juices flowing and hopefully stumble onto a use for these forgotten byproducts.

SEGMENTED PAPERSTONE.
Dimensions: 18” x 68” x 20”

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After several projects of using an interesting material called PaperStone®, we thought it would be a perfect material for a geometric patterned bench design that we could fabricate with our CNC. PaperStone®, created from recycled paper and a non-petroleum resin, is a durable and stable product, manufactured in Washington State with 100 percent made-in-the-U.S. raw materials.  Temperature safe to 350 degrees, we have used it to fabricate furniture, cutting boards, coasters, restaurant components and more.  Compiled from 66 different ½” ribs of material, this bench can be flat packed and assembled on site. Assembly requires the sliding together of a series of half-lap joints into the support aprons and sweeping seat pan, creating the final bench shape.

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An opportunity to get a true, fire-charred whiskey barrel was one ABM could not refuse. This beauty had been used by Jim Beam for years, in the casking process. The carefully dismantled pieces created a different take on the more classic barrel tables. After taking apart the barrel’s staves and seeing all the detail of the charred interior- the varying widths, and the rough notching of the ends, it was decided that an outward bursting pattern could form a quite unique table one would not usually see. The base was arranged around the top and bottoms of the barrel, and the staves were arranged in an organic pattern, based on the unique length variations of each segment.  A 3/4” glass top finished the table; the top floated above the barrel’s Jim Beam stamped lid.

JIM BEAM PUB TABLE.
Dimensions: 48” x 36”

This is the home for the cut-offs, the scraps, and the place where we let the creativity drive the design.

This is the home for the cut-offs, the scraps, and the place where we let the creativity drive the design.

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The byproduct of rough milling white oak stock, to be used in the ICFF Miami furniture collection, left us with several different dimensioned off-falls.  Rather than making their way to the burn pile, the idea of using oak cast-offs for a butcher-block table arose.  Over 50 chunks of white oak were laminated together to create the familiar butcher-block pattern,  incorporating varying lengths of wood to create a stalactite appearance below.  The table stood on tapered steel legs, which were brushed in a brass finish.The checkered top with varying lower lengths created a visually engaging side table. With wood lengths that started just above the floor, creating an appearance of floating, the finished piece topped the scale at 80 plus pounds.

SIDE TABLE.
White Oak with ceruse finish · Dimensions: 28” x 12” x 14”

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This coffee table used the tapered cutoffs and off-falls from the fabrication of an elliptical coffee table, featured in the ICFF Miami furniture collection.  In the ICFF piece, multiple angles were needed to create the taper of the ellipse table legs, which left a variety of leftover triangular scraps. When flipped upside down, the scraps became a geometric, spiny-backed table that generated visual appeal from every viewing angle.

COFFEE TABLE.
Walnut · Dimensions: 18” x 11” x 34”

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