Shop Talk: Salvaged Wood Finds New Life with Urbn Timber
Urbn Timber was started in a warehouse on the South Side of Columbus in 2016 by three friends. Tyler Sirak, Tyler Hillyard and Treg Sherman combined their furniture making and entrepreneurial skills to launch an eco-friendly woodshop that sources salvaged wood for its creations. After two years, they outgrew their space and moved a few doors down to a bigger space at 29 Kingston Ave. that allows for a large workshop and showroom.
Urbn Timber utilizes trees that have been cut down by arborists for their furniture pieces. Inside their showroom, there is a collage of pictures showing their process from getting a tree, to cutting, sanding, drying and staining. Their goal is to “salvage trees from the community for the community.”
In the showroom, there are a few completed pieces available to purchase, but most of their work is custom orders. They work with clients to select the type of wood, the design, and the stain that best meets their needs. Urbn Timber sources all of their steel fabrication from another local maker, Oakmond Design.
In addition to their completed furniture pieces, Urbn Timber also offers a DIY option. They do the hard work and the client gets to do the detail work with the resin and stain of their choice. They also offer a few classes and seminars during which participants learn how to work with the wood and take home a completed coffee table, serving board, or resin art.
For more information or to inquire about their products, visit their website urbntimber.com.
All photos by Randi Walle