HANDCRAFTED + HEIRLOOM

leading the industry in hardwood working spaces for the lifestyles of hardworking people

 
 
 
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nestle tables just fit.

SOTTO™ nestle tables are inspired by the iconic steel moulding tables used by brickmakers around the turn of the 19th century. The assistant brick moulder, called the “clot” moulder, would prepare a lump of clay and toss it to the brick moulder. The brick moulder was the key to the operation and also the head of the team. Though a 12- to 14- hour workday at the moulding table was grueling, one could make 3,500 to 5,000 bricks in a day with the help of the clot moulders. The moulded bricks were then stacked in a herringbone pattern to dry in the air and the sun. Once dry, the bricks would be sent to bisque at the kiln and the brickmaker’s job would start again the next day. 

 
Across the coast of the Southeastern U.S., pine and cypress were harvested into the late 1800s. Many are still in search of these rare treasures—hand-cut logs well over a century old, the forgotten legacy of milling operations that flourished along the river until after the Civil War. Most logs were lashed together with metal “spike dogs” and floated or towed downstream to mills. Inevitably, many of the timbers broke loose and tumbled to river bottoms or became embedded in riverbanks. 

Across the coast of the Southeastern U.S., pine and cypress were harvested into the late 1800s. Many are still in search of these rare treasures—hand-cut logs well over a century old, the forgotten legacy of milling operations that flourished along the river until after the Civil War. Most logs were lashed together with metal “spike dogs” and floated or towed downstream to mills. Inevitably, many of the timbers broke loose and tumbled to river bottoms or became embedded in riverbanks. 

SOTTO™ metal bases are conceived using hand-held tools (not stamped by a machine), allowing the piece to have zero seams. This Gnash Luster™ finish is a combined effort of grinding and polishing until perfection.

SOTTO™ metal bases are conceived using hand-held tools (not stamped by a machine), allowing the piece to have zero seams. This Gnash Luster™ finish is a combined effort of grinding and polishing until perfection.

 

 

INTRODUCING

VALOR SERIES

Pieces that stand for honest work – crafted to represent the legacies of hard work and grit it takes to be successful.

 

NOTES FROM THE LOG


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