From tree to table: How salvaged wood becomes furniture
The salvaged wood look remains a huge trend in home design, but the transformation of reclaimed urban tree to dining room tabletop is a lot more complicated than most people think – and can take years. Here's a glimpse at the process.
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How salvaged wood becomes furniture
By Mary MacVean
At Woodhill Firewood in Irvine, John Dominguez stands by a cross-section of a trunk to be saved and used, instead of being chipped into mulch or sent to a landfill. Dominguez is director of a 2-month-old partnership between West Coast Arborists and Woodhill Firewood, an operation that takes in 600 tons of wood a day from tree trimming and removal jobs.