Salvaged Cedar Bench


I saved the slender off cuts from an order of cedar tables for a brand new Mexican restaurant and continued my experimentation with the slat wood bench platform.  This configuration is light as a feather, and unusually strong and stiff.  In the end, a very pleasing and satisfying exploration in aesthetics and utility.

Jon Taguchi

I am passionate about all things sustainable, and I just plain despise waste.  So naturally, I am deeply inspired by the Rebuilding Center in North Portland, and amazed that they daily divert 8 tons of used building materials from the Portland metro waste stream.  Sojourner Shelves are my contribution to upcycling one common discard that sparked my imagination.  Hollow-core bi-fold doors are flat, lightweight geometric slabs of unwanted, but beautiful wood veneer.  I gently reshape them with minimal cutting waste into handsome, strong, modern storage solutions.  I give them a little love and they give much back in return.  Can you feel it…?


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The S1 Tower is light enough for bike delivery over the short distance to the store.  This lightness is an amazing bonus considering the solid, rigid quality of each Sojourner piece.