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July 7, 2009

The Beauty Process

Filed under: General, Sustainability — Tags: , , , — magmaxdesign @ 12:56 pm
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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

July 2, 2009

Bring the outside indoors:Nguyen La Chanh

Filed under: Design, Eco, Modern — Tags: , , , , , — magmaxdesign @ 9:02 am


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There’s nothing like the feeling of fresh cut grass under the toes, especially when stepping out of the shower. This Moss Carpet by Nguyen La Chanh brings the outside indoors in an unconventionally natural way by placing it underfoot. The lush green lawn thrives in humid environments, which makes your bathroom a perfect place to grow. We found the concept absolutely fascinating and delightful! We hope you do too.

June 29, 2009

Sustainable Alphabet Drawers

Filed under: Design, Eco — Tags: , , , , — magmaxdesign @ 1:22 am

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Kent and London have captured our eye with their stylish,  solid oak chest of Alphabet Drawers that offer a variety of uses from storage in a child’s playroom or bedroom, to easy filing for a home office. Inspired by vintage printing blocks, we never imagined the alphabet could be so eco-friendly. See more at www.kentandlondon.co.uk.

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