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The Ultimate Arborist at Work

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The Ultimate Arborist at Work

Sarah Lonsdale November 02, 2012

We recently featured Arborica, the West Marin lumber yard of arborist Evan Shively (see The Ultimate Arborist). Today, we visit his workspace, which features an appropriately rustic, woodsy vibe.

The road leading to Shively’s mill is piled sky high with salvaged tree trunks, and his showroom is stacked with slabs of wood. Amid all this sits Shively’s small office, a haven away from the din of sawing and chopping outdoors. The simple space is anchored by a desk of Shively’s own design, as well as seating made from rough-hewn eucalyptus trunks. For more information, go to Arborica.

Photography by Mimi Giboin for Remodelista.

Above: Shively’s desk is made from three pieces of wood; a slab of redwood sourced from a salvaged wine tank, propped on top of two pieces of eucalyptus. The desk legs that serve as the base are eucalyptus. Two halves of a eucalyptus tree (complete with bark) mounted on casters serve as seats (remarkably comfy, may I note).

Above: A steel cabinet and an Eames desk chair add a note of modernism to the space.

Above: The ceiling is made from the same salvaged redwood from a reclaimed wine tank as the desk top. In the summer, when the wood heats up, a gentle smell of wine permeates the air.

Above: A reclaimed chair.

Above: The small wood clad office sits amidst reclaimed wood.

See our previous post on Shively, The World’s Best Play Structure. Check out our Gallery of houses featuring wood or explore more Sustainable Design.

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