reSAWN is pleased to introduce 4 new designs on reclaimed hemlock inspired by reclaimed barn siding. The reclaimed hemlock is wirebrushed with a stain/sealer. The colors have been carefully curated by our product developer to reflect the colors typically found on reclaimed barn siding. Designers can now specify a reclaimed wood product that looks like barn siding without the concerns of lead paint that can sometimes be found on old barns. The beautifully rustic reclaimed hemlock adds variation and fluidity to these designs while the stain/sealer allows for a more consistent all over color than can be achieved with reclaimed barn siding.
Additionally, reSAWN is pleased to announce the introduction of OLD FASHIONED and SAZERAC to our offering. These are newly harvested original white oak that is then hand crafted to look like reclaimed wood – including saw marks and nail holes. They are then prefinished with a non-toxic 0-VOC hardwax oil finish.
The EXPATS collection from reSAWN TIMBER co. features wide plank white oak flooring & interior wall cladding that is prefinished and available in engineered construction. The engineered material comes standard at 5/8” thick with a substantial 4 mm wear layer, or 3/4” thick with a full 6 mm wear layer for a truly superior product. The 7” face width showcases the full character and grain pattern that european white oak has to offer. All designs are available as FSC ® upon request.
Check out these other fresh designs from the EXPATS collection:
YOGASMOGA open in Malibu Country Mart. This shopping destination features unique and upscale boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, and personal services set in an astoundingly beautiful atmosphere. The store design incorporates reSAWN’s MEDITATION rift & quarter sawn white oak prefinished with hardwax oil and customized in a character grade.
YOGASMOGA® is a yoga-inspired athletic apparel company that upholds the tenets of yoga through responsible and authentic business practices that inspire deep, direct and lasting connections with customers. Founded in 2013 by siblings Rishi and Tapasya Bali, the company is headquartered in New York City with significant production and retail operations in California and Massachusetts. YOGASMOGA crafts its products from innovative proprietary fabrics developed in its research and development facilities in California. As an expression of its ethos, YOGASMOGA uses only unretouched photography and manufactures its products domestically in the USA. YOGASMOGA created the NAMASKAR FOUNDATION to benefit health and education and facilitate micro-lending for residents of remote Himalayan villages.
Wearing your YOGASMOGAs while basking in the sun is the best way to experience this sunny beach city.
COS, an upscale European retailer under the H&M (Hennes and Mauritz) brand, recently expanded into the Canadian retail market. G architects collaborated with New York-based Office AO to bring to life the brand’s 3-story, 6,700 sf flagship location in Toronto’s fashionable Yorkville neighborhood. The modern façade is clad in reSAWN’s MONOGATARI shou sugi ban charred wood. Inside the store is light and airy, reflecting the same sparse Scandinavian aesthetic found in the menswear, womenswear and kidswear sold at the store.
Office AO Architecture is an architecture and design firm located in New York City with extensive experience in commercial and retail architecture across the United States. OAO bring an intensive eye for detail to every project and provides creative solutions for the unique design problems posed by any project.
G is an architecture practice based in downtown Toronto offering high-quality professional services in a lean and efficient environment. G believes the primary role of an architect is to represent the clients’ best interests throughout their design and construction project. They work to ensure that their clients’ priorities and goals are always at the forefront of all design decisions.
The ancient technique of shou sugi ban is gaining new life as a unique and modern interior and exterior wall cladding. The wood is carefully charred, misted with water, cooled, brushed to remove dust and loose debris, and then stained/sealed to create the unique designs you will find in the CHARRED collection. The top coat sealer is applied prior to shipping (for exterior applications, we recommend sealing the face & back).
BARK is the chef driven and environmentally mindful American fast casual restaurant from chef/owner Joshua Sharkey. Opened in Park Slope Brooklyn in 2009, the idea was simple: make American fast food better. Use Great ingredients and source them from great farmers and artisans, use proper techniques, add a happy and productive team and you have the recipe for an altogether new and far better way to enjoy the American classics.
In 2015, BARK brought their lard-butter-basted frankfurters to Bleecker Street in Manhattan to much acclaim. The new branch is larger than the home base by about a third. That’s room enough for new items including a take on a green-chile cheeseburger and a brown-butter-pecan shake, plus a DIY “condiment center.”
BARK on Bleeker Street featured reSAWN’s RESONANCE Antique Reclaimed Heart Pine in select grade. Heart Pine is a species of wood that suffered near-extinction, in this case due to over-harvesting. RESONANCE includes a mix of tight grain and wide grain and ranges in color from yellow to a deep orange patina.
RESONANCE was specified by Manhattan firm Openshop – a unique design firm practicing the philosophy of “deep play”.
Deep Play is our way of understanding how the work we do is part of our total life experience. We want our lives to be important and fun. This breeds collaboration and commitment to our work, making it a process and a product. We endeavor to find importance and fun by crafting ideas, objects and experiences that pass these values onto others. –OSTHINKS
EWEN embodies the organic union of considered design and heritage building techniques. Defined by its distinctive facade, the alliance of steel and reSAWN’s shou sugi ban charred wood paneling, Ewen’s expansive loft views frame the Williamsburg neighborhood it calls home.
A home is not made. It is born of its environs, reflecting and embracing the past as much as the future. Weaving a rich architectural heritage, time-honored craft, and informed by how we live today, Ewen stands as a marker.
Situated on Manhattan Avenue near Powers Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Ewen represents a collection of 10 exceptional residences which provide a unique interpretation on classic theme. Until about 1886, Manhattan Avenue, or rather the route it would eventually follow, was known as Ewen Street (for 19th Century city surveyor Daniel Ewen). The building façade is carefully composed relationship of sustainably sourced – Japanese inspired shou sugi ban charred wood cladding from reSAWN TIMBER co., a reclaimed cypress wood canopy, steel, and glass. The homes include a mix of 2 and 3 bedroom residences, duplex townhomes with private street-level parking and landscaped gardens, and detailed penthouses with innovative building systems, floor-to-ceiling glass windows, landscaped terraces and a rooftop lounge. In addition, residences feature direct elevator access, open kitchens and modern custom baths.
EWEN features reSAWN’s MOYASU and TAIYO charred cypress – more project install photos coming soon.
Fast Company and the WSJ announced recently that in New York and Portland, two high-rise buildings will be made not from concrete or metal, but a throwback material: good old trees.
From Fast Company:
It seems as if New York City is always under construction. Every few blocks, steel frames and concrete beams are formed and stacked high in the air. Now a new 10-story building in Manhattan is planned that will be unlike any other in the U.S: It will be made almost entirely from wood.
Wood is an old building material that has been getting a new life in taller buildings over the last five years. Around the world, 17 wood buildings have been built that are between seven and 15 stories tall—many of them in Europe. A record-high 35-story wood building is in the planning stages in Paris. But the U.S. has been slow to start exploring the recent advancements in wood materials that have made these taller buildings possible. None exist here today.
Last year, in partnership with the lumber industry, the Department of Agriculture announced a $3 million prize intended to spur tall wood building designs in the U.S.. Today, it announced two winners that will split the money: The 10-story residential condo, slated for Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood, and a 12-story retail, office, and apartment building in Portland, Oregon.
In the interest of creating rural jobs, the Agriculture Department has a stake in promoting wood, as does the lumber industry—which has struggled since the housing crisis. But there can also be major sustainability benefits to wood as a building material.
“As cities are growing, they’re using a tremendous amount of concrete and steel, and the problem with that is that concrete and steel have a very big carbon footprint,” says Vishaan Chakrabarti, a principal at SHoP Architects, which designed the New York City project.
In manufacturing and construction, wood generally has a lower carbon footprint than other common building materials. In addition, the wood itself stores extra carbon (at least in the U.S., where logging regulations are strict and trees are farmed, not deforested). Diseased wood from western U.S. forests afflicted by pests such as mountain pine beetle can even be used in newer advanced wood products. Normally, this dead wood adds to the fire risk when left in place.
Building taller and larger structures with wood has only become possible in recent years, as the industry has created denser, engineered wood products that are more flexible, stronger, and more fire resistant than the traditional two-by-four beam. But current U.S. building codes generally allow wood buildings to be only six stories or less, and regulators and designers are naturally wary of trying new methods. The goal of the competition is to demonstrate it can be done.
“If you think about traveling through New York City and seeing buildings being made from steel and concrete, and all of the sudden in the middle of all this, you see this new wood constructed building—it’s going to catch your attention. I think it’s going to create some real interest,” says U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack.
The stylish, upscale, 10-story Forte apartment complex, near the water’s edge in Melbourne’s Victoria Harbour, was built in 2012 with cross laminated timber (CLT), whose structural strength is akin to that of concrete and steel
The Wood Innovation Design Centre (WIDC) serves as a gathering place for researchers, academics, design professionals and others interested in generating ideas for innovative uses of wood.
The Wood Innovation and Design Centre in downtown Prince George features inventive use of wood solutions to solve every-day design and construction challenges
The nine-storey building is the first of this height to construct load bearing walls and floor slabs as well as stair and lift cores entirely from timber.
66 Summer Street is a residential high-rise in the heart of Stamford, CT featuring reSAWN’s wide plank oak flooring. This engineered floor has a substantial 6mm wear layer and is 7″ wide to accentuate the unique character and grain pattern of white oak. The flooring was finished with a custom stain designed specifically for this project. Trinity Financial is the team behind the 15 story development, part of Stamford’s Park Square West redevelopment initiative.
With a unit mix of 112 one-bedrooms, 12 one-bedrooms with den, 68 two-bedrooms, 12 studios and five two-level townhomes, the new residential high-rise boasts solid construction quality with a concrete and steel frame building and exceptional amenities.The development offers breathtaking park, city and water views with spacious layouts.Only the highest quality materials were used – not only to ensure a building with integrity, but also to provide a quiet, more energy-efficient environment for residents.
Each floor alternates between light and dark interiors designed by SLADE architecture in NYC including reSAWN’s wide plank oak flooring.Residents can enjoy exclusive access to community amenity spaces including the Velocity fitness center, Solstice three season roof-deck, library lounge, club room and yoga studio.
Recently installed at corporate headquarters for confidential client, this beautiful conference table by RSTco. features North American White Oak bookmatched slabs with live edge and matte conversion varnish finish. Bookmatching is the practice of matching two wood slabs so that adjoining surfaces mirror each other, giving the impression of an opened book.
All RSTco. furniture is custom built and finished in our woodshop from locally sourced and sustainably harvested wood species. we prefer and specialize in solid wood construction as well as using traditionally 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.
The new headquarters build out for beverage technology company Keurig Green Mountain exemplifies how smart design can foster communal growth in a corporate setting. Visnick & Caulfield’s final 430,000-square-foot design for the second phase of the multi-phase build out focuses greatly on reinforcing corporate brand, culture and community.
STOUT antique reclaimed hickory from the enCORE collection by reSAWN TIMBER co. was used as wall cladding and as a main feature wall. Hickory is known for its strength and durability as well as the strong contrast between lighter sapwood and darker heartwood. Reclaimed Hickory displays rich color tones, irregular grain patterns and plenty of character marks including mineral staining, color changes, weathering, checking, nail holes, knots and sometimes wormholes. For Keurig, the wood was treated by reSAWN to achieve a Class A Fire Rating and prefinished with hardwax oil.
A major focus of design was on connectivity, encouraging interaction amongst employees distributed across six floors and two buildings. To enhance this, each floor within the buildings features a lounge space at the core to allow for vertical adjacencies and movement. Moreover, each lounge has a unique scheme that relates to Keurig Green Mountain’s business, ranging from a soda shop to a coffee bar with customized units to hold the numerous varieties of beverage products.
The finished 6-floor main building, which is LEED Gold Certified, also features highly designed amenities including two conference centers, an executive floor, a fitness center and a 10,000-square-foot cafeteria and multifunction space. The lighting design houses all LED light fixtures with daylight harvesting features. To connect the first phase project, a 100,000-square-foot R&D lab area including a 50,000-square-foot high bay facility and 50,000-square-foot office space that was LEED Silver certified, the team designed a branded skybridge linking the two buildings together.