Create // First and foremost, our passion is with our canvas and our canvas is wood. Creating sawdust will always be a must. Through innovative use of reclaimed materials combined with an aesthetic eye for design, we take pride in every project we fabricate. Wood by itself is beautiful, but we rarely see a design that doesn't incorporate complimentary industrial materials. From metals to lighting to stainless steel, each design takes on a life of it's own as we work out the details on the whiteboard. Custom pieces? Definitely. We work with clients to design and fabricate anything from a sketch to a photo.
Teach // Learning a new craft takes time, and we've had years to shape ours. The only way to continue learning is to constantly invite others to learn with you. As we tackle new projects we'll post details about fabrication, techniques for sanding and finishing, as well as occasional thoughts on the design process. We'll also post interesting blog posts from other contributors on general woodworking topics and DIY projects. When we get the chance, we'll also post tips and tricks on working with reclaimed materials.
Reclaim // Too much is lost and forgotten in the materials world. And too much of the current production cycle is harmful to the environment. We try to do our part by recycling and/or reclaiming as many raw materials as possible and reserving new stock for when it's required. We'll discuss forestry, land management, and log recovery; as well as companies that provide unique reclaimed products. We'll also tackle readily-available materials - how to find usable product, what to look for when cleaning, and things to avoid when shopping.
People ask us often if we provide a "reclaimed" version of remodeling services. The answer is much simpler than it seems: We can when product is available. Depending on the specifics of a project, we may be able to provide a percentage of recycled/reclaimed materials, or we may be able to completely renovate a space using reclaimed products; it all depends on what is currently available. At Re:klaim, provide "reclaimed" and new stock remodeling services.
Maybe you have an office space that needs new life. Maybe you want a vintage feel to your wedding. Maybe you just want your name in lights. Whatever the need, custom marquee signs from Re:klaim Industriale are a great way to retain the vintage, industrial feel of signage while also utilizing the vibrant, dramatic scene that Edison light bulbs can produce.
Reclaimed wood looks great - but it sometimes goes unnoticed; especially when it's only used in furniture and fixtures. The true beauty of reclaimed wood is found in natural canvasses that require continual, daily use - countertops + floors. You've probably seen wood flooring before, you may have seen butcher block countertops, but you've probably never seen either of these surfaces fabricated from reclaimed lumber.
When it comes to Re:klaim furniture, bespoke means we'll partner with you to design a specific piece that fits your space. We work with customers on a regular basis to take a simple designs and input new creativity that influences the overall aesthetic of the project. We've started a new Pinterest board dedicated to bespoke projects. As we see unique projects, we'll add them to the Re:Create board for you to look at. See the new Pinterest board here: Re:Create
Often, reclaimed furniture only has cosmetic or minor structural issues that can be reversed through simple restoration processes. At Re:klaim, not only do we recycle materials for new projects, but we also see the value in bringing new life to the old. Whether it's a large scratch in the surface of a table, a broken spoke on an antique chair, we love tackling tough restoration projects.
At Re:klaim, we love board games - which means we love board game tables. If you've ever run out of time with friends and have no way to 'pause' the game, a board game table will become your best friend. Customized to meet both size and design requirements, we work with customers to create a board game table that will fit their home. No more excuses to pack up Mansions of Madness only three hours into the game.
Re:klaim Industriale is a custom design & fabrication shop in Northern Virginia that focuses almost exclusively on reclaimed product and industrial design. Built from either new stock or up to 100% reclaimed lumber and hardware, Re:klaim prides itself on beautiful design and eco-friendly products. Re:klaim works with owners to design, build, and deliver a fantastic, top-of-the-line product that fits in great with any interior design, especially an industrial modern feel.
Re:klaim began with the desire to take old, broken down furniture and give it new life. Taking the trash out one day only to find an old table ready to be disassembled so it would fit in the bin. Driving down a suburban road passing chair after chair that had been beaten beyond usability. Working at a construction site watching industrial spools roll towards a scrap pile where they would eventually rot. Watching used pallets burn after they were damaged. All of these once usable items had been reduced to disposable commodities. That is where we find our art - our canvas on which to repurpose or recycle furniture into something beautiful. But beautiful furniture cannot be born only from scrap. New stock has its place in the world of furniture design. All of these materials have brought us to where we are today.
Everything that has a design, has a canvas - and thus can be created. Wood and metal are my canvas. If you love industrial design and reclaimed materials, we share a passion.