Deadwood Revival Design Giving Sustainably Harvested Trees New Life
May 24, 2018
Deadwood Revival Design’s workshop
Deadwood Revival Design is custom wood furniture company located in San Luis Obispo, CA, focused on craftsmanship and sustainability. They make beautiful, heirloom quality furniture from wood that has been harvested locally because of disease, structural instability, insects and fire damage, and drought. Because Deadwood Revival creates their amazing furniture from less than perfect pieces of wood (battle scars make the character of the wood and the character is what makes it interesting and beautiful, says Founder Daniel Torres), they use our AeroMarine Products 300/21 Epoxy Resin to bring functionality to the piece by filling in cracks, dents, and holes.
They do everything in-house, tree and log removal, milling, drying the wood, woodworking, and steel fabrication. Because of this, every piece that comes out of Deadwood Revival Design has been crafted with incredible attention to detail and care.
Large Slabs waiting to become beautiful furniture.
The driving forces behind Deadwood Revival Design is Daniel Torres, Founder/Sawyer/Furniture Craftsman, Jose Sanchez, Founder/Metal Craftsman/Designer and Mitch McCormick, Owner/Metal Craftsman/Furniture Craftsman/Sawyer.
Smaller slabs hanging around outside the front door.
Danny showed me around their workshop, which is a magnificently organized with an amazing array of wood slabs, projects in various stages of progress, metal work, and tools galore. Outside is parked a custom modified truck trailer for hauling logs and trees back to the workshop. Homeowners often call about fallen trees on their property that they would like to donate or have turned into furniture so the truck is a pretty important part of Deadwood Revival Design’s operation.
Danny demonstrates his customized 2017 Diamond box trailer with 9,500 lbs winch pivoting custom metal arch.
Here’s a brief story that really captures what’s so special about Deadwood Revival Design, in Mr. Torres’ own words; “We were contacted by a homeowner that had a tree removed from her property. The crazy thing about this tree is that the house was built around it. Unfortunately it started to die due to disease, so (the homeowner) had to make the the tough choice of having it removed. (They) contacted us and asked if we would mill some logs she had saved and build her a table from the tree since it meant so much to her. Took three months but we got the job done and it turned out AMAZING! The wood had a lot of cracks so it was a great opportunity to showcase our resin skills!”
Finished table made from the customer’s tree
Beautiful, custom made table
Close up of AeroMarine Products 300/21 Epoxy Resin filling in cracks.
In addition to offering beautiful, functional furniture, Deadwood Revival Design includes a USB drive with pictures and/or video of the piece being made, so you can enjoy the entire process from start to finish. They guys at Deadwood truly enjoy their work and the connection to nature that it affords and want their customers to share in that connection as well.
View of the upstairs work area, with epoxy pours curing on a slab.
Danny and everyone at Deadwood believe it’s important to give back to nature because nature gives us all so much. They work with the non-profit American Forests, which works to protect and restore forests. Last year Deadwood helped American Forests plant over 1,000 trees! By purchasing from Deadwood Revival Design, you can help reforestation efforts. You can also get involved and donate directly by visiting http://www.americanforests.org/
Deadwood Revival Design is an amazing company producing beautiful, quality furniture that helps connect their customers to the natural world while giving back to their community. You can visit their website, http://deadwoodrevivaldesign.com/ to learn more about their mission, check out their current projects, shop their store, or commission a custom piece. They also offer timber milling and kiln drying services, woodworking and steel fabrication services, and architectural drawings and 3D modeling. You can also contact them if you are a homeowner in the San Luis Obispo area in need of tree removal if you would like to donate a tree or commission a piece from said tree. You can also follow them on Instagram, @deadwoodrevival to see pictures and videos of their many projects. For more videos, check out their YouTube channel as well.
For questions or more information about our 300/21 Epoxy Resin, you can drop us an email, [email protected], give us call at 1-877-342-8860 or contact us through our website, www.aeromarineproducts.com