When the Dynamic Duo behind Oliver Simon Design put their hearts and minds into something, the result is perfection. They take an unique approach to each space while relying on their philosophy "...the belief that every space should be an extension of the owners personality and style." When we teamed up with Jamie and Greer we knew it was going to be great. For this project we crafted solid walnut shelves, floating shelves and a custom Ultra Black version of our Sawyer Table. Does it look so great with those chairs?
Contact us to get your party-ready table built now!
When we had to opportunity to work with Kenny and Michelle on their Modern Farmhouse home in Vancouvers' Southlands neighbourhood, we jumped at it! With design touches form Jillian Harris this house was already starting to take a beautiful shape. We put our spin on their floating media unit and shelving, kitchen shelving and floating master bath vanity. We hand built each item using whitewashed oak, darkened steel and white lacquer. Check out the images below and contact us if you'd like something like this for your home!
Talon Wishbone Table
Oval and round tables create extra seating space in a cozy setting by encouraging people to sit closer to their neighbours. Love the mix of whitewashed oak and aged steel wishbone-style legs on this little one. Perfect for a sit-down family dinner!
Oxidized Library Unit
This highly customized Library Unit is one of our favourite made-to-order pieces that we've created over the years. Crafted using reclaimed Douglas Fir and framed in oxidized oak casework, every detail of this unit was carefully thought out and planned to make the most of our client's important space.
She loved it so much she left a 5-star review here. This unit features sliding perforated steel doors, solid dovetailed drawers and a sliding library ladder to top it all off.
2528 Maple St.
Private residence in Vancouver, BC. Commissioned furniture and fixtures.
Custom Timber Bench
Custom-built reclaimed timber beam bench. We can absolutely make more benches like this, however, depth and height of beam stock varies upon availability. We will get it as close to your requirements as possible! Contact us to chat about creating a solid custom bench to fit your space.
8 Smithe Mews
Commissioned built-in furniture, kitchen, wall paneling and fixtures.
Slab Storage Bed
Custom bed made for a Vancouver client with a maple live edge slab headboard. The personalized headboard features brass inlays and formed bedside tables. Added bonus: the bed lifts up for secret storage.
We love making custom beds. Let's talk about what you need in your space.
Copper Pipe Wall Unit
Custom wall unit designed by Vancouver's Mango Design and built by Union Wood Co. Vintage-inspired to fit with the rest of this old Strathcona house, the wall unit is made from copper pipe with lightly-charred solid oak casework and shelves. Darkened steel sliding doors below keep TV equipment, games and other stuff out of view.
Contact us to talk about a custom wall unit for your home or office.
White & Walnut Chair
Powder coated steel & walnut lounge chair. Natural Grey wool upholstery.
Built-in Pipe Shelving
Built-in furniture can provide an incredible amount of storage and organize your space. This industrial pipe shelf custom-built for a client features adjustable-height shelves and a sliding barn door. It considers TV-viewing equipment, books, magazines, toys, collectibles, decor and has room for more.
Contact us with your built-in furniture needs. Let's make storage that works.
Solid wood framing.
MATERIALITY 101: RECLAIMED WOOD
Our shop started out by making furniture with reclaimed wood, architectural salvage and other materials destined for the landfill. Sourcing the finest lumber based on both aesthetics and strength is one of the best parts about creating custom furniture.
The hunt for the best wood is always a top priority, so we also work closely with suppliers who provide domestically sourced wood from sustainably harvested forests. This is furniture-grade lumber which is specifically kiln-dried to eliminate shrinking and warping. Far from being run-of-the mill, this wood is one-of-a kind. Working through piles of timber, our partners handpick boards with a high level of character and specifically set aside any unique grain patterns for Union Wood Co.
When employed in the right design, the well-chosen material becomes even more meaningful. This is part of a shift to valuing objects that are high quality, local and sustainable. The wood - and other natural materials - helps us connect to physical things on a deeper level, and we recognize that less is more.