We love how many small woodworkers and DIY woodworkers there are here in our local San Francisco Bay Area, and all around the United States. However, most don’t have the space nor the budget for the larger tools and machinery needed to finish...
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Live edge furniture is seemingly everywhere these days, from high-end custom crafted furniture to big-box bargain stores. Live edge furniture tends to be pricier than other types of furniture, so how do you know if the piece of live edge furniture you are considering purchasing is high-quality?
Why should you choose reclaimed wood? A passion for reclaimed wood for many goes beyond its natural beauty – its historic background adds to the appeal. Others are drawn to the strength and durability not found in other material.
Did you know there are over 100 species of pine? These vary greatly in hardness, density, and usability. Though pine is generally softer than hardwood, many pine species compare to hardwoods in terms of strength.
The Douglas fir grows to be very sizeable and yields a large amount of usable lumber and veneer for plywood. It is an incredibly valuable commercial timber, widely used in construction and building purposes. It is among the hardest and heaviest softwoods.
Arbor Upcycle is the only company in San Francisco dedicated to salvaging and milling downed trees in San Francisco. This process is called upcycling, which is the creative reuse of waste materials, transforming these materials into new and improved items. As a philosophy and a movement, upcycling in San Francisco means carbon sequestration for our environment, historical salvage of San Francisco’s past, and a unique local lumber resource for our community.
Why Choose Us
Our lumber is carefully handled and crafted through all our processes, all the way up until it gets to you. All of our wood items are one of a kind with a first come first serve sales strategy. We do all we can to make sure our descriptions and photos portray the piece of wood as honestly as possible.
Here at Arbor Upcycle our mission is to provide the most unique one of a kind wood cuts in the wood industry. Our excellent attention to detail and artistic eye helps us select the best live edge wood slabs. Each wood piece is hand selected, accurately described, and priced individually ready for you to purchase.
What Is Upcycling
Upcycling is the creative reuse of waste materials, transforming unwanted industry by-products into new and improved materials of equal or better quality. As a philosophy and a movement, upcycling in San Francisco means carbon sequestration for our environment, historical salvage of San Francisco’s past, and a unique local lumber resource for our community.
Whatever your Live Edge slab needs may be, you can trust Arbor Upcycle to take care of you. We won’t be satisfied until we have provided you with exactly what you want. Our staff will be diligent in making sure that the vision you have for your piece comes to life. With strict quality assurance procedures, we guarantee you will love the Live Edge slabs you buy from Arbor Upcycle.
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Where Does Our Wood Come From?
Our sister company Arborist Now is a full service Arborist company serving the San Francisco Bay area and they harvest and recycle as much wood that is possible. As a company we believe in recycling and reusing the trees we remove; taking the waste and creating something unique and purposeful.