A few weeks ago, Andrew and I headed down the road to Greenville Urban Sawmill to find some wood for a quick DIY project.
We wanted an interesting side table for our front room and loved the idea of using a sturdy block of wood. Turns out, they had exactly what we were looking for.
The sawmill and workshop were so inspiring that I took a few photos to share.
We also bought a small slab of wood to make a bench near our entryway.
It’s difficult to tell scale from this photo, but these are two-, three- and four-inch thick pieces of wood! The guys at Greenville Urban Sawmill make custom furniture, but they also offer raw materials for people interested in making something themselves. Their prices are fantastic too!
In addition to being a talented craftsman, Steve was also incredibly helpful, giving us tips about what products we could use to seal the wood and more.
Once we got our giant block of wood home, Andrew sanded the sides, then coated it with a paste wax, which seals and protects the wood without giving it a shine.
The end product is a beautiful, simple, sturdy table, made from local wood. While it took some effort on our end, this project really couldn’t have been more rewarding.
I also loved that through the process, we were able to meet and support the folks at Greenville Urban Sawmill. The value of working with someone who knows what they’re talking about and is willing to share their knowledge can not be overestimated. We can’t wait to work with them again!