S. Alan Woodbine

Creating unique furniture from sustainable and reclaimed lumber

I make unique and original furniture from locally sourced sustainable and reclaimed lumber. None of my slabs have been logged, they have all come from trees that came down in storms or had to be removed because they were threatening nearby structures.  All of my current inventory is for sale on Etsy.  The logs I use are provided from tree removal performed by Baker Tree Services, Inc.  in Thurmont, MD.

Some Examples Of My Work

Below are some examples of pieces I have created recently.

White Oak Dining Table With Turquoise Inlay

White Oak Dining Table With Turquoise Inlay

This white oak slab dining table came from the large tree that was taken down on the north side of Frederick, MD to make room for the Monocacy boulevard overpass. It has turquoise inlay and is available with either hairpin legs or vintage industrial legs made by local artist metal sculptor Joe Dale. It is for sale on Etsy.

American Elm Dining Table With Turquoise Inlay

American Elm Dining Table With Turquoise Inlay

This book-matched American Elm dining table with turquoise inlay is available with either hairpin legs or vintage industrial legs made by local artist metal sculptor Joe Dale.

American Elm Coffee Table

American Elm Coffee Table

This very organic black American Elm slab has turquoise inlays in the natural voids of the slab. It is for sale on Etsy.

American Elm Dining Room Table

American Elm Dining Room Table

The historic tree was downed during hurricane Sandy in October 2012.  It stood on the St. Johns at Prospect Hall property in Frederick, MD.

Hackberry Coffee Table

Spalted Hackberry Coffee Table

This organic spalted Hackberry (Celtis occidentalis) coffee table features turquoise inlays in the voids of the slab. It is available for sale on Etsy.

White Oak Dining Table With Turquoise Inlay

White Oak Dining Table With Turquoise Inlay

This white oak slab dining table came from the large tree that was taken down on the north side of Frederick. It has turquoise inlay and is available with either hairpin legs or vintage industrial legs made by local artist metal sculptor Joe Dale. It is for sale on Etsy.

American Elm Coffee Table With Turquoise Inlay

American Elm Coffee Table With Turquoise Inlay

This very organic American Elm coffee table with turquoise inlay is displayed with mid-century modern tube steel legs made by local artist metal sculptor Joe Dale.

Retro Industrial Steel Legs

Retro Industrial Steel Legs

All dining room tables are available with retro industrial steel legs custom made by Joe Dale at Metro Design.  They are available in a variety of finishes and as smaller bench sized legs.

Upcoming Events

I will be taking part in the following events where much of my inventory (space permitting) will be for sale.

Chelsea Flea Market / Hell's Kitchen Flea Market - Spring / Summer 2017

I plan on taking part in the Chelsea Flea Market / Hell's Kitchen Flea Market several times this Spring and Summer.

Chartreuse & Company

Chartreuse & Company Fall Market Days - September 15-17, 2017

I will once again be taking part in the 2017 Fall Market Days along with Joe Dale from Metro Design at Chartreuse & Company in Buckeystown, MD.

Annapolis Woodworkers Guild

Annapolis Woodworkers Guild - October 12, 2017

I will be speaking at the October meeting of the Annapolis Woodworkers Guild in Davidsonville, MD.

Recent Events

Here are some of the events I have taken part in over the last few years.

DC Big Flea

DC Big Flea - March 4/5, 2017

I took part in the DC Big Flea at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, Virginia.

NYC Big Flea - January 19-21, 2017

I took part once again in the NYC Big Flea in January 2017. 

Chartreuse & Company

Chartreuse & Company Fall Market Days - September 16-18, 2016

I took part in the 2016 Fall Market Days along with Joe Dale from Metro Design at Chartreuse & Company in Buckeystown, MD.

Chartreuse & Company

Chartreuse & Company Spring Market Days - April 15-17, 2016

I took part in the 2016 Spring Market Days at Chartreuse & Company in Buckeystown, MD with Joe Dale from Metro Design.

Chelsea Flea Market

Chelsea Flea Market - Spring 2016

I took part in the Chelsea Flea Market in New York City on April 9-10.

DC Big Flea - March 5/6, 2016

I took part in the DC Big Flea at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly with Joe Dale from Metro Design.

NYC Big Flea - January 23/24, 2016

I took part once again in the NYC Big Flea at Pier 90 on the west side of Manhattan in January.

Some Trees I Have Used

These are some of the trees I have used over the years.

National Mall Oak

National Mall Oak

This oak came from the National Mall in DC and is almost 60" in diameter. It should be ready to work in 2019.

Monocacy Boulevard Extension White Oak

Monocacy Boulevard Extension White Oak

This large white oak had to be removed to make way for the Monocacy Boulevard extension on the north side of Frederick, Maryland. The slabs have been processed and are ready to be worked.

St. Johns at Prospect Hall American Elm

St. Johns at Prospect Hall American Elm

American Elm is somewhat rare, many of the trees were wiped out by Dutch Elm disease over the last 50 years. This tree stood for ~150 years on the St. Johns at Prospect Hall property in Frederick, MD until Hurricane Sandy toppled it in October 2012.

Hagerstown Black Walnut

Hagerstown Black Walnut

This Black Walnut had a diameter over five feet.  It was removed from a property north of Hagerstown, MD where it had outgrown its space and was threatening a nearby house.

American Elm and Black Walnut Near Frederick Airport

American Elm and Black Walnut Near Frederick Airport

These trees had to be removed from a property near the Frederick, Maryland airport to make room for new development.  The slabs from this set of trees will be ready to work in October 2015.

American Elm and Hackberry

American Elm and Hackberry

These trees had to be removed from a property in Frederick, Maryland.

My Workshop

I do not have a showroom or retail space, all of my pieces are available for inspection at my home. I am generally around during evening and weekends and can be available during the day on weekdays as well. Please contact me to schedule a visit.

Bartgis Court

My House

I work from the Prairie Style house I built for my family in 2001. The front elevation is modeled on the E. P. Irving House in Decatur, IL. Interesting fact: The current owner of the E. P. Irving House is also from Frederick, MD!

Bartgis Court

My Shop

My shop is in the basement and has enough space for me to work on 6-8 tables at a time.

Currently For Sale on Etsy

I keep Etsy up-to-date with my entire inventory, here is some of what I currently have for sale. I accept all major credit cards, personal checks, money orders, PayPal and ฿itcoin.

Contact Me

Contact me via email if you have any questions or are looking for something in particular. I am continually getting in new slabs that range up to 4 feet wide and 10 feet long.

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