Russ Lowgren

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Russ Lowgren


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New listing - live edge floating shelf in black walnut


Quality lumber and furniture made from locally salvaged hardwoods

Every year 85% of urban trees in the United States are chipped or otherwise taken to the landfill. Most of these trees would actually make beautiful and usable lumber for furniture and other items if people only knew their potential. Instead - like so many things these days - they are considered trash and the resource is wasted. It was only recently through a hobby in woodworking that I realized this great potential and made me want to share this resource with others.

I fell, mill and dry my own lumber from urban trees that I get for free - or barter for services. I never cut down a healthy tree as there are always plenty of trees that are already coming down. Northern California’s climate, fertile soil and abundant rainfall create ideal conditions for trees of many varieties to thrive here. The Napa Valley is ideally located where I can always find a number of different amazing woods each with their own character and quirks - from the Coast Range (pacific maple, madrone), the Sacramento Valley (oak, walnut) and San Francisco Bay Area (acacia, elm).

I love the beauty and warmth that wood brings to the home and the satisfaction of turning unwanted trees into something useful. I hope you join me in giving these trees a second life! Learn more about my business at

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Last updated on December 15, 2016
Welcome to my Napa California based mill and woodshop. I value working with locally sourced timber, mostly hardwoods, and turning them into simple, modern designs. I take pride in my work and I'm convinced you'll be satisfied with any purchase you make.

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Returns and exchanges
If you are not satisfied with the product within 7 days of receipt, I will refund your purchase price contingent upon receiving the product back in its original condition. Shipping price (both ways) would not be refunded and the responsibility of the buyer. Custom orders are not refundable.
Payment is due at the time of order. Orders will be placed as soon as payment has been received. Orders will be shipped in the order received.

You can pay through Paypal or credit card via your Etsy account.

If you live in the state of California your purchase will be subject to a 8.125% sales tax
Shipping costs for each piece will be shown by listing.

All pieces are insured for the purchase value. If you receive a piece of furniture that arrives damaged, please contact me immediately. I will need pictures in order to file a claim and I will work with you to have the piece repaired or replaced.
Additional policies and FAQs
In general, the furniture is made to order. I would love to do a custom order for you. Please let me know what you're interested in and I can provide you with a quote.