wood products: ceiling to floor
PROJECT: Weyerhaeuser Headquarters
LOCATION: Seattle, Washington
GENERAL CONTRACTOR: JTM Construction
DEVELOPER: Urban Visions
SCOPE: A custom suite of Fir and Maple products including a 30' single slab fir table, fir cookie branded wall, reception desks and bench and coffee tables fabricated from Weyerhaeuser's own wood, a custom live edge maple bar, maple veneered boardroom table, walls, flooring and Maple cafe and teaming tables.
maple and steel boardroom table
Maple top in Gingersnap finish with steel inlay and strap legs in Black Oxide finish.
288"L x 72"W x 29.5"H
For the wood planked ceiling and wall boardroom, the design team for Weyerhaeuser and Mithun wanted a conference table that would not only meet the demands of the large space but also provide a view stunning enough to compete with that looking out.
We crafted the table top from Weyerhaeuser's own Maple and finished the wood with our warm Gingersnap finish to set it apart from the clear Fir wall and ceiling. The top also features inlaid steel bands which meet up with the thick strap legs of the base resulting in a look similar to that of bundled timbers.
live edge maple bar
mobile bar with floating inverted live edge Maple front and sides finished in Clear, apple ply shelving and metal wrap finished in Black Oxide
60"L x 28"W x 42"H
Practicality, mobility and a focus on the wood. These were the asks for Weyerhaeuser's new office bar. They wanted something dramatic and flexible, a moveable surface with storage useful for both entertaining and presentations.
The large castors provide easy movement from space to space, the solid surface material top makes for quick clean up and the beautiful live edge Maple slabs celebrate the character of the wood.
single slab fir conference table
single live edge Fir slab top finished in Clear on six angled steel legs finished in Black Oxide
360"L x 48"W x 29.5"H
Milled from one of Weyerhaeuser's own Fir trees, this table is a study in teamwork and patience. From the beginning, the Weyerhaeuser team wanted a single slab conference table to grace their new office space. We were onsite when they selected the Fir tree from those slated to be removed. From felling to installation nearly 9 months elapsed with most of our team involved in the process.
We slabbed and dried the tree to ensure the most use from its wood in the form of side tables, benches, reception desks and even mail room slots and gift items. The large conference table; however, is by far the most notable piece with its tight, straight grain and delicate live edge. The finish was left clear, the base our Ansel style, there is no data - all of this to allow the wood to shine. This table is simple yet impressive, a powerful presence and a stunning reminder of the role wood plays in all our lives.
fir cafe tables
square edge planked Fir tops finished in Clear on bar height steel industrial base with Clear finish
147"L x 42"W x 42"H
To represent Weyerhaeuser's industrial roots, the design team wanted a substantial table with a grounded presence for the cafe and eating space. Over the course of several months, we went through a handful of concepts to ensure the final product spoke to the company's strength while also providing a welcoming spot for employee breaks and lunch meetings.
The raw metal bases with visible welds and fasteners give the table weight and pair well with the metal chairs painted in the company's signature green. The top is planked Fir finished clear with a square edge for a clean contrast to the base. Details found in the metal inlay running the length of the top and the slim foot rail concealed by the legs complete the table.
stacked fir timbers finished in clear; bench has steel band finished in Black Oxide
Designed to replicate stacks of timbers, the reception desks and bench set the tone for Weyerhaeuser's new space as soon as you walk through the doors. The large Fir timbers placed in seemingly haphazard arrangement are an impressive presence even in the open lobby.
Crafted from Weyerhaeuser's own Fir stock, the two reception desks and bench were left clear to celebrate the character of the old growth wood. The pieces are approachable, providing warmth and an immediate connection with the vision and values of the company.
credenza with Maple doors, drawer & back in Gingersnap finish and steel surround in Black Oxide finish
96"L x 24"W x 33"H
To accompany the large table in their boardroom, Weyerhaeuser's design team wanted a functional piece that would work well for the space without competing for attention. The silhouette is simple, with minimalist pulls and hidden hinges; though within its doors it contains technology racks and ventilation fans that power the room. We finished it in Gingersnap to mirror the boardroom table which sits a few feet away. It's a complementary piece - a quiet beauty - appreciated for both its form and function.
maple teaming tables
planked square edge Maple top with one slab leg in Gingersnap finish and one flat bar steel base left unfinished
108"L x 38"W x 43"H
To provide a gathering spot for impromptu and planned meetings, the design teams worked together to create functional pieces that think of everything. The tables were sized to fit the company's filing cabinets but also provide standing a height option to give workers a change of view. The waterfall edge adds warmth to the environment and provides a separation between conference rooms and open work suites. The slim steel leg keeps the look clean while the data units allow users to remain plugged in away from their desks.
100 years of history and growing
branded wall composed of fir cookies finished in Clear and printed steel plates
10"D - 24"D x 2"Thick Fir rounds
Meant to be a living wall that expands over time, the Weyerhaeuser History Wall is a beautiful representation of the company's milestones and core beliefs. The wall is composed of 62 Fir rounds ranging in size from 10" - 24" diameters. The larger rounds are etched with the company's values while the smaller ones display a timeline and quotes from the founder.
The History Wall is a love story to the company and the people who started it, told with the material that makes it all possible.
tables, walls, gifts & more
sliced round stump tables, fir stump end tables, coffee tables, wood walls & gifts
Besides the large pieces discussed in the previous pages, we also crafted hundreds of other products for Weyerhaeuser's new office in downtown Seattle. Our Clerestory Coffee Tables and Fuller Tables, always crowd favorites, can be spotted in several seating coves. The Campfire Table found itself centered in common areas amongst oversized wingback chairs.
Custom pieces were also created for the many passageways, lounges and corners that abound in the new office space. Nothing was overlooked, every custom fir round on casters, Twist End Table and wood wall has its place and it all comes together in seamless collection of celebration for the wood that makes the company.