As reported by The Los Angeles Times in the L.A. at Home blog, sustainable, Seattle-based furniture-maker Urban Hardwoods has opened a third store/showroom (the first being in Seattle and the second in San Francisco) in West Hollywood's design district.
During the summer of 2006 one of the oldest Elm trees in West Seattle died. Urban Hardwoods was there to save her for a second life. The dining room is waiting for a table from the tree that grew less than 20 feet away. Finally the time has come.
Had Urban Hardwoods not been involved, this Elm would have met the same fate too many historic trees in Seattle endure - the landfill. Instead, thoughtfully milled and carefully stacked in our 'green room,' the 130-year-old Elm dried slowly and naturally for two more years.
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