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Wood Reform's pallet line of furniture looks like anything but the material it's made from.
It was pretty hard to miss Tim Grant’s gorgeous benches at the recent Kate Duncan’s Address show in Vancouver: the bold orange designs were a showstopper. Grant, who started Wood Reform four years ago, has been a furniture maker for 35 years for various companies, including the film industry. But his relatively new venture is pretty interesting: he’s creating high-end furniture out of discarded pallets.Pallet furniture isn’t anything new, but the problem with other iterations is that they tend to look like their origin materials. Quirky yes, luxe, no. But Grant’s Crate and Pallet line is highly refined: the bold finish on his Askew coffee table/bench design (the former transforms into the latter with magnetic cushions) is the result of a complex process. First, the wood is charred and brushed to reveal the grain. It’s then stained in one of five vibrant shades: cobalt blue, larchmere green, banana yellow, Weimaraner grey, bold white or burnt orange—the latter caught our eye at Address.Askew is part of a collection that includes a credenza, dining table, bookcase, stool and straight-sided coffee table. And it’s guaranteed to be a talking point in any living space.Askew bench, price on request, woodreform.ca. (Photo: Brittney Kwasney.) (Photo: Sven Boecker.)
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