Light Street Table

January 2013

This table is made out of salvaged old growth Douglas fir, what used to be rafters in a warehouse in the Federal Hill neighborhood of Baltimore. The building was originally built just before the turn of the century, and based of the annual rings of the wood, the trees probably sprouted around 1800. The wood shows evidence of its history, years of paint layers, oxidization from iron bolts and dents and scars all over. This piece is about preserving the visual history of the material while transforming it in to an object of daily use.