green find: custom wood furniture from bugbee furniture design+build

I’m trying to scrape together a little cash for a custom-built table by Bugbee Furniture Design+Build. Designer Jeff Harmon’s goal is to “provide custom furniture for people with an eye for detail, design, and not the deepest pockets.” He often re-uses materials that the client already owns, bringing new life to wood that would otherwise be scrapped and, as a bonus, keeping costs low. I love the mid-century-inspired “dean” coffee table, constructed by gluing and laminating together scraps of Keruing (a durable Malaysian hardwood) from a local salvage yard. And how fun is “Archie’s Lounge,” the industrial-esque patio set made from cedar and recycled white picket fence? If you don’t need a large-scale piece, there’s the playful “rocket lamp” made from found driftwood. Harmon is in the process of moving the shop to Southern California, but you can find his work at Hunt and Gather in Portland or contact him through the Bugbee site for custom work. –Megan B.

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I’m in the process of ordering a “Dean” table … but in birch wood! Can’t wait … Jeff is an amazing, creative, yet affordable wonder!