Broad Institute :: Reclaimed Red and White Oak Table and Bench


Cambridge, MA


TOP:  Reclaimed Red and White Oak – Skip Planed
DIMENSIONS: 39″ wide X 96″ long X 42″ high
FINISH: Clear Conversion Varnish all sides
BASE: Steel tube legs
POWER: Built-in Power including Electrical Outlets and USB Ports
MATERIALS: Weathered and Reclaimed Oak – Mixed Red & White Oak
DIMENSIONS: 3/4″ thick X 6″ wide X 4′-12′ random lengths
*Built on job site

The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard is well regarded for their collaborated work spaces, and incorporated reSAWN’s skip planed, reclaimed red and white oak into a table. Additionally, reSAWN provided their WEATHERWORN reclaimed barn siding for a bench that was built on site.

The reclaimed red and white oak table is a custom specification featuring skip planing. Skip planing is designed to only remove the high points on a board to eliminate the contrast between the high and low points. The skip planing process makes for a more consistent, even wood product that is especially necessary for an office table.

Design group, Nelson, specified WEATHERWORN to add a natural accent to the room’s bright aesthetic. WEATHERWORN is a raw, reclaimed barn siding with the original patina of the board face left untouched. WEATHERWORN is available in a variety of species and colors, but this project used a mix of red and white oak. The wood was delivered to the job site where it was constructed into the bench feature.

The Broad Institute brings together a diverse group of individuals from across its partner institutions — undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, professional scientists, administrative professionals, and academic faculty. The culture and environment at the Broad is designed to encourage creativity and to engage all participants, regardless of role or seniority, in the mission of the Institute. Within this setting, researchers are empowered — both intellectually and technically — to confront even the most difficult biomedical challenges. The Institute’s organization is unique among biomedical research institutions. It encompasses three types of organizational units: core member laboratories, programs and platforms. Scientists within these units work closely together — and with other collaborators around the world — to tackle critical problems in human biology and disease.

RSTco. is a team of skilled craftsmen dedicated to creating beautiful, modern solid wood furniture.  All RSTco. furniture is custom built and finished in our wood shop from locally sourced and sustainably harvested wood species. we prefer and specialize in solid wood construction as well as using traditional joinery wherever possible. we offer a variety of finishes that are both durable and complimentary to the wood. other media in addition to wood are often incorporated into designs such as steel.

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