a portland miscellany

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Furniture

Live Edge Furniture

 

Furniture

Handcrafted in Portland, OR

 
 

 

MYRTLEWOOD DESK WITH Resin Center

by Hephaestus Woodworking

This stunning desk was made with two separate slabs of Oregon Myrtlewood, held together with a solid center of epoxy resin. The resin has been artfully colored with 12 different powder pigments, including one glow-in-the-dark blue that runs down the center of the resin, so as to give it a milky way-like appearance when you turn the lights off. 3 rod, black hairpin legs with brass feet accent finish off the desk beautifully.

SOLD

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Oregon Walnut and Alder Coffee Table

by Hephaestus Woodworking

Three gorgeous pieces of Oregon Walnut have been pressed between two thin slices of Alder, to make this charming, sleek coffee table. Finished off with solid Brass hairpin legs, this table will bring a lovely, natural, minimalist feel to any living room or sitting area.

SOLD

 

 

Box Elder Maple Accent Table

by Hephaestus Woodworking

This uniquely-shaped slab of wood was pried apart from another piece of Box Elder, leaving two large holes in it.  The holes have been filled with a mix of Black and Merlot Red Resins, which complement the red and gray streaks that occur naturally in this species of Maple. 

SOLD

 

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Spalted Maple Desk

by Hephaestus Woodworking

Spalting is any form of wood coloration caused by fungi;  highly sought after by woodworkers because it lends itself to the character and uniqueness of the wood.  This desk has been shaped and filled with Purple and Gold Resin.... A work of art that doubles as furniture.    

$2,000


 

Matching Spalted Maple End Tables

by Hephaestus Woodworking

This Spalted Maple wood was sourced from a downed tree in the Irvington Neighborhood in NE Portland.  The holes and cracks have been filled with Chartreuse Resin and the legs are made from patina copper piping.  The black "zone lines" in the middle of the tables are all natural in the wood, a result of the fungi creating boundaries in the fight for resources within the wood.  

SOLD

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Cherry Dining Table

by Isometric Woodworking

This sleek, Japanese-style Dining Table was crafted with George Nakashima in mind.  It was handmade in Portland with highly figured Cherry wood.

SOLD


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Blue Pine Stools

by Hephaestus Woodworking

The wood for these stools/plant stands was sourced from a dead tree in the Irvington neighborhood in NE Portland.  The incredible blue streaks come from a fungus carried by the Mountain Pine Beetles, which are what end up killing the trees.  Blue pine looks especially great in modern, contemporary spaces.

SOLD

 


 
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Coastal Redwood Swivel Chairs

by Hephaestus Woodworking

These chairs are the perfect combination of rustic and industrial-modern.  The seats are  locally-sourced from a Coastal Redwood tree, with Walnut bowtie joints.  

SOLD

 


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Oregon Walnut Sofa Table

by Isometric Woodworking

This rustic/causal table was made to let the beauty of Oregon Walnut shine.  It's simple, elegant design showcases the juxtaposition of the white sap lines with the dark browns and purples of the Walnut.

SOLD

 


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Black Locust Coffee Table

by Hephaestus Woodworking

Black Locust is one of the most dense domestic woods.  This particular slab was already cracked and when it was accidentally dropped, it broke into 3 separate pieces, which were then put back together using a black-tinted Epoxy Resin.  Thick, black-painted hairpin legs pair well with the Resin and shape of the wood.  We especially love the natural shape and figure of this end-grain slab.

SOLD


Curly Maple Accent Table

by Hephaestus Woodworking

This piece is perfect for small spaces or rooms that need a touch of character.  The imperfections have been filled with two shades of Turquoise Resin, which compliment the white and honey gold of the maple perfectly; angled, hairpin legs add a modern/industrial touch.  

SOLD

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Oregon Walnut Accent Table

by Hephaestus Woodworking

The simple and elegant design of this walnut table allows the natural grain of the wood to shine- from the deep browns and purples, to the white sap lines that are all found  in Oregon walnut.  The richness of this walnut pairs well with industrial pieces, especially copper, and could also be used as a bench.

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Doug Fir Dining Table

by Hephaestus Woodworking

The wood for this table and matching bench was salvaged from a Portland-area High School Renovation.  The holes, cracks, and other imperfections of the wood were filled with two colors of epoxy resin: Mustard Yellow and Merlot Red.  The top layer of wood was then lightly burned, similar to the Japanese technique "shou sugi ban," which originated from charring the top layer of Japanese Cedar siding in an effort to preserve and protect the wood. 

SOLD

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