Responsibly harvested, urban lumber made into fresh, modern furnishings, lighting, home accents and more!
In 2010, Rob and Zoe had a dream: to design and build a coffee table for their own living room from the most eco-friendly, renewably resourced, responsible wood they could find. They studied pallet furniture, bamboo furniture, reclaimed barn wood, etc., but none had the uniqueness and beauty they hoped for. Then they stumbled upon the term 'Urban Lumber'. A whole world of possibilities opened up for them! They began collecting books about local trees, learned the science behind milling and drying wood, and started small--right in their back yard with a few local logs provided by an arborist friend...They looked for advice from other woodworkers all over the country, and began sharing pictures and sending stock to various woodworkers and artists. Word got around, Rob & Zoe's wood pile grew, and by late 2010 they found themselves running a full-time business supplying lumber and turning stock from trees that were otherwise going to be destroyed.
Living in Florida's tropical climate, and in an urban environment where there is wonderful diversity in culture and landscaping, we are provided with a never-ending selection of exotic hardwoods, fruit & nut woods, standard woods along with new and rare species we love exploring.
We collect the trees, mill the lumber, dry slabs in our recycled box kiln, and design and build one-of-a-kind furnishings from start to finish, ensuring quality and craftsmanship in every piece.
You can find our FUNKTIONHOUSE studio in the heart of the Warehouse Arts District in St. Petersburg, Florida. We are a full-time workshop, lumber shop with a lumber milling yard. We love sharing what we do, and are passionate about the environment, so please don't hesitate to ask questions or if you are in our area, give us a call to make an appointment for a visit!