pernt + michael hennessy

i’ve really been on a wooden furniture kick lately. i’m not sure what it is, but i keep feeling strongly drawn to the warmth and quality of that woodworking and craftsmanship. so when i heard from chris at pernt studio in williamsburg, i was happy to see more beautiful wooden furniture made from salvaged wood (most found and pulled from dumpsters on demolition sites in brooklyn). pernt’s furniture straddles the line between modern and traditional perfectly and i love the details in their furniture like leather straps and “patchwork” wooden surfaces. click here to check out more of their work and contact them about purchasing. thanks, chris!

speaking of great wooden furniture, how cool is this couch/daybed from the michael hennessy shop? i love that sort of pixelated feel…


Salvaged “wood” maybe? Instead of “salvaged food”? (First paragraph…)


i, too, am always drawn to the natural wooden furniture, showcasing phenomenal craftsmenship. it reminds us how talented people can be when its apparent in the product. also, is that “salvaged ‘wood'” you mean? not “salvaged ‘food'”, right? because that would be interesting! :)



yep, wood, not food. i made the change but it may still read as food in the rss feed ;)



please never stop this wooden furniture kick you’re on – i’m enjoying it. especially loving the dark leather pulls on those drawers. awesome!


the coffee table sitting underneath the clock looks incredible. I’d love to run my hands along the side of it. this is very nice stuff.


These guys aren’t pulling Claro Walnut from dumpsters in Brooklyn. They are probably buying from West Coast orchards. A wood like that isn’t found in Brooklyn dumpsters…neither is the white oak, nor the Osage Orange. Give the “green” “sustainable” “reclaimed” thing a rest – especially when it’s apparent that it just isn’t.



pernt isn’t saying they use found wood exclusively- just that it plays a large part in their work. so before you get too upset, please note the difference.



Thanks, Grace. David, while I did not pull the claro walnut, osage orange, or white oak from a dumpster, much of it was wood that was considered scrap by another Brooklyn shop. They were kind enough to let me have it instead of tossing it or burning it.