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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 29, 2009

Sustainable Alphabet Drawers

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

alphachest

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.

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.

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