419 feet up in the air!

We delivered a lofty piece this week to the Mario M. Cuomo bridge in Tarrytown, NY (also known as the “new Tappan Zee Bridge”)… a carefully designed perch for the Peregrine Falcons who nest at the top of the bridge every year. The site sees some pretty harsh conditions (full sun exposure, wind, rain etc) and the request from the NY State Department of Environmental Conservation was for us to use the highest quality locally sourced white oak. These birds have some spectacular quartersawn figure on their front porch!

Note that the perch will actually be installed once the weather gets a little warmer… hopefully in spring 2019… stay tuned for updates!

Hyper-local Sourcing: Tate Library Bench

We installed a project with deep roots this week. A 16’ long bench for the renovated #tatelibrary at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School in Riverdale NY. We used wood that we milled from a majestic #black oak tree that stood on campus and came down in 2007! We quartersawed the wood (on the football field!), dried it and have been keeping it safe waiting for just the right project. Thanks to @architecture.research.office for finding a way to weave it into this gorgeous renovation!  The new bench sits about 30 feet from where the oak tree grew!

OUR 18 Wheeler Delivery to Duke University!

Very excited to complete our installation at Grimshaw's Duke West Union in Durham, NC!  We made a total of 34 pieces for the brand new student union building.  

Our work included:

Cambridge Inn white oak and blackened steel iPad Tables

Quilted Black Walnut Private Dining Table

East Wing Black Walnut Y-Tables

Maple and stainless steel butcherblock tables on casters for the Test Kitchen

18 foot live edge white oak bartop at the Devil's Krafthaus pub.

Tempura Dining in Style on 39th Street

Very proud to install our black walnut and white oak countertops at Tempura Matsui, a groundbreaking new restaurant in NYC!   Grand opening is this week at 222 E 39th Street.  A collaboration with the super talented team at YT Design.

Thank you Steven Hall for this lovely blog post telling the story behind “The Woods of Tempura Matsui“!

For more about Tempura Matsui, see the profile that appeared recently in the New York Times.

And Martha Stewart’s blog post about her amazing meal at Matsui!

A nice photo essay on the project on NY Eater.

Lake Table with Leaves

Quilted black walnut dining table, with two removable leaves.  Private residence, Putnam Valley, NY.  Custom (removable!) hardware in anodized aluminum by Get Bent Metalworks.  Designed in collaboration with Elizabeth Strianese Interiors.  Dimensions: 9′ long (expanding to 13′ with two 24″ leaves), 42″ wide, 1.5″ thick.

Oak and Steel Kitchen Island

Kitchen island in white oak and oiled steel.   Quartersawn white oak from a tree sourced in northern New Jersey in 2008.  With custom steel and glass understructure.  Private residence, Millbrook, New York.  A collaboration with Get Bent Metalworks and James Dixon Architect. 91″ L x 42″ W x 36″ H. Photography by Meredith Heuer.