Our world’s urban forests have evolved into diverse ecosystems filled with massive trees possessing extraordinary character. As these giants outgrow their space, die of disease, or simply reach the end of a long and healthy life, most people have no choice but to remove them. As modern mills are no longer designed to accommodate large, older trees, often this ancient timber is lost to landfills, fuels or even mulch.
Urban Timberworks offers an alternative to chopping and burning these amazing trees. Landowners call us to investigate the tree and if it’s healthy enough, we work with local arborists to transport the logs to our sawmill. There, the logs are sawn into slabs and dried before being shipped to our Southeast Portland workshop. Our skilled craftsmen transform them into contemporary furniture.