birdloft

custom reclaimed furniture from wood, steel and air

Tacoma, Washington | 450 Sales

birdloft

custom reclaimed furniture from wood, steel and air

Tacoma, Washington 450 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(118)

Announcement   Reclaimed wood and steel custom furniture. Unrepeatable, modern, sustainable design. Small shop, meticulous craft. Calibrated for sanctuary at home.

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Last updated on Aug 5, 2018

Reclaimed wood and steel custom furniture. Unrepeatable, modern, sustainable design. Small shop, meticulous craft. Calibrated for sanctuary at home.

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This one is going to be a beauty, a bit of a transition piece for us. Maybe both harbinger and return. Tabletop from mahogany boards meant for restoring midcentury chris-craft hulls. Steel chevron legs coming together. For a cozy room with cushioned seats
Early early on, but this cold rolled square bar will one day soon come together, be an open bar
New night stand under way, in this same family we're calling the oxbow table right now, but still searching, name isn't quite right
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About

small shop, meticulous craft. calibrated for sanctuary at home

At birdloft, we create sustainable modern designs from wood, steel and air.

The wood is almost exclusively reclaimed old growth fir, salvaged from deconstructed barns and warehouses in Seattle, Tacoma and the Puget Sound environs. The wood is from the same ancient Pacific Northwest forest that provided industrial-scaled building material for the rest of the country from the 1850s to the 1990s. For the most part, the old growth forest is gone (although some awe-inspiring remnants can be found in parks and preserves) and is irreplaceable in today's lumber economy of roughly forty-year cycles, so we have to make as best use we can of what we have. And really, there is nothing like old-growth wood. Nothing comes close to it for its depth of tone and patina, its heft, its grain and warmth.

The sourced steel, for its part, is estimated at 89.5 percent recycled content, about three times the recycled content as much of the steel commercially available in this country.

And the part about the air - every piece of birdloft furniture is meant to breathe, to compose a small amount of space in a given room, help create sanctuary at home.

So our job - in our craft and sullen Pacific Northwest art - is mostly to reveal what's already there, to bring some clarity and breadth to the narrative in the wood - what an architect might term a minimal intervention. It's mostly about not doing too much, working with the wood to create a maximum content palimpsest.

In this work, we're calling on our experience working for studio furniture masters, architects who have seen too much and designers far hipper than us. We're also calling on our own work as architectural designers and builders. Jeff, for his part, is calling on his days at sea, lobstering - tenth generation Mainer - when words were luxuries rarely used, wood was about trapping crustaceans and the snow never landed, just turned the salt water into brushed metal. (Adrienne, will be adding her part here soon!)

Often, we carefully break the rules we were taught and faithfully learned.

And just to say, at birdloft, we do everything we can to work in an environmentally sustainable way. From initial salvage operations (proudly carried out in Yellow Truck, the biodiesel miser at 40mpg) to packing and shipping (reusing heavy duty recycled cardboard and pallet material for crating), to the wind powering our website, the goal is minimum consumption of new material and maximum reuse.

Let us design something for your home landscape. We'll keep it light. Make it beautiful.

Shop members

  • J Libby

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    Creating custom reclaimed modern furniture. Sustainable designs from wood, steel and air that ground and uplift. Small shop, meticulous craft. Calibrated for sanctuary at home.

  • Adrienne Wicks

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    ....bio to come

  • Ida shop cat

    Observation And Nap Expert

    Natural diplomat. Industrious log-roller. Sleeps to the sound of saws.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 27, 2015
At birdloft we create sustainable modern designs from wood, steel and air. A small shop practicing meticulous craft. All of it calibrated toward sanctuary at home.

Our raw materials are responsibly sourced. All the wood is reclaimed, meaning its salvaged for reuse from old barns and warehouses in Seattle, Tacoma and the greater Puget Sound environs. The sourced steel has the highest recycled content available, estimated at 89.5 percent, which is roughly three times the recycled content as much of the steel available on the commercial market.

The designs of the furniture are adaptable. Nearly each piece that comes out of the shop these days has been custom built to work perfectly in one home. The materials themselves, the wood especially, is unrepeatable. Each slab and board has been shaped, winnowed and deepened by time and the particular elements of place. Each is its own. In your home, in renewed form, time starts again.

Let me know how birdloft can become a part of your home landscape.

Thank you,

Jeff & Adrienne

Accepted payment methods

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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Terms and conditions
Please be aware that all sales are final. At this time birdloft does not offer refunds or exchanges. Please weigh your decision before purchasing. Please reference, too, the reviews of customers who have already made the leap, and landed happily, in the Reviews section. Other technical details: orders may not be canceled and deposits may not be refunded due to delivery outside normal production schedules. Slight variations in wood grain and coloration are natural and birdloft is not responsible for such variations within a reasonable range. The natural qualities of your furniture may vary slightly from samples provided, but will be within a range deemed by us to be acceptable. birdloft is not responsible for appropriate delivery access at any client site and will give no refunds if this occurs. In addition, delivery and storage fees will be charged if any furniture is required to be brought back to the workshop.
Payment
Payment is by credit card or paypal.
Please be aware that all sales are final. At this time birdloft does not offer refunds or exchanges. Please weigh your decision before purchasing. Please reference, too, the reviews of customers who have already made the leap, and landed happily, in the Reviews section. Other technical details: orders may not be canceled and deposits may not be refunded due to delivery outside normal production schedules. Slight variations in wood grain and coloration are natural and birdloft is not responsible for such variations within a reasonable range. The natural qualities of your furniture may vary slightly from samples provided, but will be within a range deemed by us to be acceptable. birdloft is not responsible for appropriate delivery access at any client site and will give no refunds if this occurs. In addition, delivery and storage fees will be charged if any furniture is required to be brought back to the workshop.
Shipping
Shipping is typically by FedEx Ground. In all cases, the furniture is insured for the purchase price, and orders valued over $500 require a signature for the driver to leave them. If that is the case for your order, please email us a good phone number so that the delivery driver may coordinate with you. I'll provide a tracking number as soon as I have it. Last, I re-use recycled heavy duty cardboard when packaging and crating furniture, so while unpacking your furniture, you will no doubt see a panoply of logos, most often bicycle related.
Privacy
Information We Collect

To fulfil your order, you must provide birdloft with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide birdloft with additional personal information (for a custom order of jewelry, for example), if you contact us directly.

Collecting, using, and sharing information, includes:

as needed to provide our services, such as when birdloft uses your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for a mailing list;
if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
as necessary for the purpose of birdloft's legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving our services. We use your information to provide the services you requested and in our legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Information about birdloft's customers is important to our business. We would consider sharing your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:

Etsy. We share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you our services and comply with our obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
Service providers. birdloft engages certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to our shop, such as delivery companies. We will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
Business transfers. If we sell or merge our business, we may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
Compliance with laws. birdloft may collect, use, retain, and share your information if we have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

Data Retention

birdloft retains your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with our services and as described in our Privacy Policy. However, we may also be required to retain this information to comply with legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce agreements. We generally keep your data for the following time period: 4 years.

Your Rights

If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. These rights are described below:

Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information birdloft holds about you by contacting us using the contact information below.
Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict our use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where birdloft may be required to store data for legal reasons) we will generally delete your personal information upon request.
Object. You can object to (i) our processing of some of your information based on our legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from us after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, we will delete your personal information unless we have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about our use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

How to Contact birdloft

For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Jeff Libby, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at info [!at] birdloft.com