Yesterday I had an unusually fun excursion to a part of San Francisco that I rarely visit – the Outer Sunset – to meet with wood artisan Luke Bartels about a custom piece of furniture for a client. This funky neighborhood reflects by a diverse mix of ethnicity, cultures and socio-economic backgrounds and is bordered by Ocean Beach.The studio space/woodworking shop; called the Woodshop, is shared by four artists and a whole lotta wood!
Luke Bartels – Specializes in using reclaimed wood and already fallen trees to create one-of-a-kind furniture, shelving, art and you name it.
Tree branch antlers.
Danny Hess – Builder/designer/owner of Hess Surfboards.
Josh Duthie – Transforms vintage and antique chairs. His business is called chairtastic.
These industrial stools have a walnut seat and can be made with a back.
Jeff Canham – Painter and graphic designer.
The Woodshop is about 3 blocks from the beach. So close that you can see the surf from their front door. I just couldn’t resist taking a minute to stop (literally and figuratively), take off my shoes and be here…
Wishing you a wonderful rest of the week!
photos: the urban farmhouse