Natural Edge Furniture's Profile

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Natural Edge Furniture is made up of Mike Ross and a small team of dusty and trusty woodworkers in Bend, Oregon where we probably have too much fun doing the work we love.

We like to pair natural wood slabs with steel bases to create modern organic designs for the home and office. We love utilizing the natural form, to produce a functional piece of furniture. Each is different, and presents a myriad of challenges, but the results are a beautiful, one of a kind piece.

In order to ensure we meet our quality standards, we manage all aspects of the production process. We acquire our lumber from small, select suppliers or pick it up ourselves. All of our lumber is from trees that are storm damaged, windfalls, or that need to be removed because of age, insect damage, or size. We then mill the wood at our facility and air dry it for two…

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  • Joined May 3, 2012

Favorite materials

black walnut, maple, oak, black locust, elm, redwood, alder, cedar, ponderosa pine, douglas fir, salvaged hardwoods, reclaimed wood, recovered wood

About

Natural Edge Furniture is made up of Mike Ross and a small team of dusty and trusty woodworkers in Bend, Oregon where we probably have too much fun doing the work we love.

We like to pair natural wood slabs with steel bases to create modern organic designs for the home and office. We love utilizing the natural form, to produce a functional piece of furniture. Each is different, and presents a myriad of challenges, but the results are a beautiful, one of a kind piece.

In order to ensure we meet our quality standards, we manage all aspects of the production process. We acquire our lumber from small, select suppliers or pick it up ourselves. All of our lumber is from trees that are storm damaged, windfalls, or that need to be removed because of age, insect damage, or size. We then mill the wood at our facility and air dry it for two to three years before it reaches the point that we can begin to create something.

All of our metalwork is done in-house as well, so we can fabricate any base our clients desire. It also gives us the chance to pull things from the metal scrap yard to get creative with. Chains, gears and various heavy equipment parts sometimes make their way into our pieces.

Bend is an ideal spot for making our furniture because it is so dry. This means we can air dry our slabs. Air drying, while time consuming, means that the best of the grain and figure in the wood comes through in the final piece. The dry climate also means our pieces can travel to any environment and still maintain their characteristics, whether it is the deserts of California and Arizona or the rainy Northwest.

We craft our pieces to the highest standards and stand behind them. Our mission is to make pieces that our customers love and that they can pass on to their children and grandchildren.

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