The Urban Plank Collection
Our very popular organic furniture line created from beautiful Monsoonwood™, a tree from the Koa family, with free form or straight edges. Features include slab legs, hand chiseled joinery, book-matching, natural finishes, handcrafted bowtie joints, and a variety of optional custom made metal legs and bases.
Each of our Urban Plank Monsoonwood™ table tops can be placed on these equally strong and elegant base choices. Made with stainless steel or Monsoonwood™ they are strong enough to hold the planks and enhance their beauty.
The Urban Teak Root Collection
The Urban Plank Bedroom Collection
The Urban Plank Office & Occasional Collection
Monsoonwood™ is our exclusive trademark name for a species of tree closely related to Koa. It is salvaged after tropical storms from a large remote valley in the Indonesian Archipelago. Koa trees are non-native to the valley and are said to have been brought to the region several hundred years ago as a gift to a local official. Although the soil and climate is optimal for prolific growth, these Indonesian Koa trees have a significantly undeveloped tap root and combinations of rain and wind cause them to topple. Local farmers notify us and we salvage the downed trees including their roots and stumps which we turn into dining tables, consoles, occasional tables and carvings. The wood is highly prized for its beautiful grain pattern, coloration, hardness and stability. Preparation is an extensive process, including up to 2 years of curing time that involves multiple kiln entries, and at the proper time we embed steel bars into the planks for increased stability. Numerous applications of hand-rubbed oils, topped by water sanded layers of lacquer, complete the process and turn each plank into a unique piece of art. We derive great pleasure in being able to offer these limited and exclusively sourced tables to our clients as they become available through the providence of monsoon winds.