four guys and a woodshop.
under the cloak of oft-gray skies, the outer sunset district of san francisco is full of wonderful and well-kept little secrets. sometimes, i think the locals might like it that way, but when i discover one of them, they surprise me there too and seem more than happy to share. one of those spots is woodshop, recently started by four young men, surfers from the neighborhood with a common interest in craft and design, and a whole lotta talent. the guys had a woodshow this weekend, so i headed out there with my friends lauren, derek & arrow to see the space, share a beer and meet a few new faces.
woodshop, converted from an old gym, is now a workspace and showroom (currently only open by appointment) made up of these guys: Luke Bartels designs and builds unique custom furnishings from locally salvaged and sustainably harvested hardwoods. Danny Hess brings the history of surfing into the future with his beautifully engineered, high-performance wooden surfboards. Josh Duthie reinvents old chairs with new ideas. Jeff Canham is an artist, designer and sign painter with a penchant for the written word and its attendant humor. together through woodshop they collaborate and experiment as makers. secret no more, check out what beautiful things they make at woodshop.
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