San Diego is a wonderful city, great beaches, people, and living conditions, we love building this city. One of our favorite areas is Ocean Beach, great community, good surf, beautiful sunsets and delicious food. From here we started to make the first furniture for the Pure Project brewery and the Humming Bird coffee house.
Since the area is quite compact, you often meet friends on the street and in coffee shops. One of our friends, Jason, helped us at first with the tool and allowed us to make the first orders on the backyard, he is also a wood lover and an excellent carpenter. We made him a couple of objects as a token of gratitude for his help.
For example this console was made out of Marine Wood that we sourced in Mission Bay Docks, we welded rustic to create "floating" effect. We welded the base from the chains of the pier, thus creating a floating effect of the tabletop, and for the base we took a metal beam for stability, it turned out to be brutal in our opinion :)
for the living room we improvised with wooden cubes, part of the sides we burned with fire using Japanese technic of "shi sugi ban" and covered with epoxy resin adding a little glamor.
for the patio, we made a dining table from the boards that we found after the renovation of the historic hotel in downtown San Diego - Grand Pacific Hotel, these boards were the base in the floor when the building was being renovated, they replaced the supporting structures, the building was jacked up, and we had a limited amount of time to pick up the boards it was a whole mission! Read about it here.
First of all, the quality of these boards is just excellent, they have been under the building since 1887 and have remained in perfect condition. The thickness of the boards 2 "was done for a long time honestly. There were traces of a saw on the boards, nails with a square hat. This is just an amazing material! And under a matte varnish it looks like old skin and prevents splinters.
in the living room, according to the classics, a specially made live edge table on metal bases with blue epoxy inlay:
we also made a lamp from an old pier beam and a massive live edge fireplace mantel: