Lightning Strikes a New Beginning
In 2005, a chance encounter with an Oregon white oak sparked the creation of Urban Timberworks. Struck by lightning, the felled oak was to be chopped into firewood when two woodworkers from Green Hammer drove by. The wood was too beautiful to burn, and the team plotted out a plan to salvage and craft furniture from the ancient tree. Inspired by the use of salvaged and sustainable materials by the environmentally conscious Green Hammer, the team realized there were more beautiful urban trees being chipped or burned all over the Northwest. That was the day Urban Timberworks was born with a mission to create the highest quality handcrafted artisan furniture from salvaged urban trees.
We find inspiration and enjoyment from nature and express this passion in our woodwork. Salvaging trees from the urban forest is how we do our part to help protect the wilderness we love and feed our obsession to work with wood. We hope the treasures we create inspire a spirit of preservation for our natural world.