Urbn Timber Newsletter: 12.16.2017
As the year comes to an end, we wanted to take some time to reflect on all that this year as brought us. This is our 2nd year in business and we're just starting to get our gears in motion.
We began the year traveling the US with Arbortech for the Woodworking Shows. While being away from the Urbn Timber shop was a struggle at times, we were lucky to meet & connect with fellow woodworkers across the US.
Just as Spring came around, we expanded into 2 additional units in our current space. One of the units houses our metal shop where Josh Willford designs & creates custom steel bases to pair with live edge wood. The other unit - a slab showroom - where you can come browse 100's of unique live edge slabs available.
One of our favorite projects of the year was creating a 3'Wx10'L Book-matched Black Walnut Dining Table for Jim Shawley & Kayla Ziegler. This project combined unique design elements including a book-matched set of walnut, a waterfall leg on one end (that wasn't easy to glue together) and a custom X steel base.
By the time we source the log, air & kiln dry the wood (about 18 months), it just now becomes available to the customer. We're finally at the point where we can supply a broad selection of local Columbus live edge wood on a consistent basis. We were able to reinvest into our tools & machinery thus reducing lead time & increasing efficiency.
In 2018, we're looking forward to cutting into the logs we've gathered this year, traveling the US with Arbortech and a new Wood Wizz. We appreciate all of your support and wish you all a Happy Holidays & Happy New Year!
- Treg, Tyler and Tysi
Cutting Boards for Charity
We have 5 wood cutting boards and holiday scented candles remaining - available for $100/pair. 100% of sales will be donated to the Furniture Bank of Central Ohio to help families fill their homes with furniture. These make great holiday gifts, wedding gifts or even a gift to yourself! Give us a call or stop by the shop to purchase your pair and help a family in need this holiday season.
Make Your Own
Coffee Table Class
Saturday January 13, 2018
In this class, Treg Sherman will teach you how to flatten your live edge piece with a router jig, sand and attach steel legs, all while allowing for wood movement. This piece can be used as a coffee table or bench.
Inlaying a "Bowtie/Dutchman" Class
Sunday January 14, 2018
In this class, Tyler Hillyard will teach you how to inlay a bow-tie into a board, without using a jig or template. Commonly found in live edge furniture, bow-ties can stabilize a crack or void in the wood, making it more usable for furniture and other projects.
The Woodworking Show - Columbus, Ohio
We'll be exhibiting at the Columbus Woodworking Show featuring our finished pieces along with local Columbus live edge slabs.
Dates & Times:
January 19-21, 2018
Ohio Expo Center
Voinovich Livestock & Trade Center
717 East 17th Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43211
Slaburday Open House - Winter Edition
On Saturday February 3rd, we will be hosting our Slaburday Open House 9AM to 2PM at the Urbn Timber Shop. We welcome you to come browse our local Columbus live edge or grab a piece of wood to take home (calling all you DIYers). If you're in the market for a custom wood project, bring your dimensions with you and we can begin planning for your next finished piece.