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I am a furniture designer and craftsman based in New Orleans Louisiana. My work is built out of salvaged and reclaimed wood from 120 year old shotgun style homes full of heart pine framing lumber, bead board walls and ceilings, and wood with decades of layered paint that has peeled away to create beautiful and unique patinas. A lot of my material comes from barge board - a wide thick plank of wood used on barges that floated down the mississippi river over 120 years ago, which was then salvaged and used to build working class homes in New Orleans.

By purchasing a piece of furniture you are taking part in a twice reclaimed item. Each piece is made from wood carrying over 120 years of New Orleans history, as well as 200+ years growing in the forest.

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  • Born on December 8
  • Joined May 3, 2010

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salvaged, reclaimed, upcycle, recycle, new orleans, historic, heartpine, barge board, cypress, patina, wood, repurpose, reuse

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About

I am a furniture designer and craftsman based in New Orleans Louisiana. My work is built out of salvaged and reclaimed wood from 120 year old shotgun style homes full of heart pine framing lumber, bead board walls and ceilings, and wood with decades of layered paint that has peeled away to create beautiful and unique patinas. A lot of my material comes from barge board - a wide thick plank of wood used on barges that floated down the mississippi river over 120 years ago, which was then salvaged and used to build working class homes in New Orleans.

By purchasing a piece of furniture you are taking part in a twice reclaimed item. Each piece is made from wood carrying over 120 years of New Orleans history, as well as 200+ years growing in the forest.

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