Urban Mining Co. builds hundreds of custom furniture pieces for our customers in The Bay Area and beyond each year since 2011. We are a family business and all of our wood is reclaimed and sourced locally.
Urban Mining Company builds rustic-style projects with primarily reclaimed redwood lumber acquired from old fences and outdoor structures. We build quality pieces but with purposely imperfect craftsmanship. Rustic-styled pieces generally appear to have been made by a farmer or rancher with utility over cosmetics as the main goal, therefore, you will not find perfect edges or mitered-frame trim in their work.
Reclaimed wood has been stressed and destructed naturally through its exposure to the sun and rain giving it a patina and character unmatched by new wood. With reclaimed wood, there will be knots, gouges and holes (where knots have fallen out), exposed nail heads, rough surfaces, cupping and warpage. These “flaws” will not take-away from purpose and quality, but positively affects the peculiar and conversation-generating look of an old, lovingly-built piece of furniture. Every new acquisition of reclaimed lumber brings different textures, shades and patinas so that no two pieces are ever the same; each project will have unique and distinctive cosmetic qualities not found in new wood furniture.
We began building in The Bay Area of Northern California. A few years later we followed our hearts to the Sierra Nevada mountains of Truckee, California. We happily deliver to all of Northern California. UMC looks forward to building a custom piece for your family soon!
You can find home & decor pieces from Sierra Studios, a division of Urban Mining Co.