Magmaxdesign's Blog

July 13, 2009

Modern Two Tier Terrace

Filed under: Custom Design, Modern, Sustainability — Tags: , , , , — magmaxdesign @ 2:35 am
Two Tier Terrace

Two Tier Terrace

This modern two tier terrace located in Beaverton, Oregon is our latest work. Its measurements are 50′ long, 5′ high, 10′ deep.  Steel & Fir Construction.  Designed & Built by MAGMAX Design & Crew.

July 7, 2009

The Beauty Process

Filed under: General, Sustainability — Tags: , , , — magmaxdesign @ 12:56 pm
Collection of nails from wood Vintage Hardware

If you use reclaimed lumber like we do, it will likely come to you really dirty, not straight, and covered in unidentifiable matter. The first thing required is the removal of nails and other interesting metal objects that have found their way into the wood over the course of it’s previous life. This is an extremely important part of the extraction process of reclaimed wood. The next component of our reclaimed process involves pressure washing the wood clean, stripping off old paint, sanding or the use of a planer to remove any remaining dirt or marks on the surface of the boards. Sometimes because of the age of the wood,  it is necessary to repeat these steps more than once to get to the desired look and feel we expect for our designs.

Hand planner with tools

Hand planner with tools

June 20, 2009

Sustainability in Motion

Filed under: Design, Sustainability — Tags: — magmaxdesign @ 5:20 am

We at MAGMAX Design feel connected to a larger community. With that in mind we would like to share a bit of environmental inspiration that touched most of us here. Sometimes words are limiting when discussing the ideas of a sustainable world. Watch and take part with us to shape a better world.

Motion Designer: Oliver Beaudoin

Shown at the Festival of Kosmopolis in Barcelona, Spain

April 8, 2009

Boy Leaf Silhouette

Filed under: Art, Sustainability — Tags: — magmaxdesign @ 12:18 pm

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In a quest for inspiration on Flicker, we came across an amazing natural artist Jenny Fowler. She cut from a giant tulip tree leaf with stem intact. Check out her profile at http://www.flickr.com/photos/jennyleefowler/. Fowler goes along with representing sustainability in her own unique way.

March 27, 2009

Significant Artifacts

You may not believe it. You may in fact question it, but we custom manufacture every product we design. Reclaimed lumber has so many fascinating qualities: the wood’s unique appearance, its contribution to green building, the history of the wood’s origins and the wood’s physical characteristics such as strength, stability and durability. The process requires intensive labor but it is well worth it. Often this is wood from from long-standing idle buildings, and its sometimes refinished for new purposes. Most reclaimed lumber comes from timbers and decking rescued from old barns, factories and warehouses and some companies have been known to source wood from less traditional structures such as boxcars, coal mines, and wine barrels. By reclaiming the wood, we not only create something beautiful , but it also preserves historically significant artifacts that would have otherwise been destroyed.

March 16, 2009

Off The Press

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Our new postcard was just released into Portland, Oregon which concentrates on the variety our custom designs. Simplicity just beats complexity. Dimensions: 5×7 Printed by Nitro.

February 2, 2009

Visions of Design

MAGMAX Design was born out of a desire to create modern sustainable furniture & home products that will not only last a lifetime, but that will also be designed and manufactured to meet the individual needs, desires, and personality of our customers.  We will work with our customers from idea/sketch phase through final shipment and customer satisfaction.  We also have a number of in house designs which can be fabricated in only a matter of weeks.  We design and make nearly every conceivable type of household furniture: Beds, Tables, Benches, Dressers, Desks, Home Design (Shelving, Cabinets, Bars, Picture frames, etc) as well as a number of stainless household products. MAGMAX Design has three methods by which you can order from us.  We cater to your style, needs and budget.  Our custom design process entails working with your specific needs and ideas  and goes through an iterative sketch/design process to agree on what you desire.

Make To Order

Design Custom Manufacture Delivery

In House Designs

Select Design Manufacture Delivery

In Stock Products

Select Products Delivery

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