Revision Division

Here at The RE Store, our Revision Division builders manufacture hand-crafted furniture and home furnishings from reclaimed and used building materials. Inspired by salvaged materials and the history they represent, our products are built to last.

We believe in creative reuse

The home furnishings industry has a problem; single use culture and fast fashion are incredibly wasteful. Here at The RE Store we had a vision of a community in which people valued sustainably built goods. Instead of waiting around for a solution, we created Revision Division – a design / build laboratory and testing facility to craft gorgeous, durable products made from reclaimed materials.

Since 2011, we have crafted hundreds of individually designed pieces of functional furnishings out of reclaimed components from the store in our reclaimed building material center. We are passionate about promoting the practices of sustainability and enjoy inspiring others and giving back to our community through our work.

Our designers, Matt and David, each have their own style. Matt prefers to work in metal, draws inspiration from Danish mid-century modern stylings, and is a fan of industrial design from the last century. David’s style harkens back to the functional woodworking of the early 1900s, when functionality drove design. He enjoys replicating the patina often found on older wooden furniture and can often be found studying the construction of pieces from a bygone era. Together, they inspire our community to DIY and work to change the perception of waste.

Meet the builders

Matt Vaughn – Designer / builder

Matt had over 20 years of experience in building and fabrication with a variety of materials before joining the Revision Division team. He gained his knowledge in a wide range of manufacturing techniques at the University of Washington, where he earned a BFA in Industrial Design and a second BFA in painting. At the same time, he began working in the building salvage industry in Seattle and developed a love for working with reused materials. Matt has lived in the Pacific Northwest for almost 20 years, with the last seven of those in Bellingham.

 

David Spangler – Designer / builder

David grew up in Port Townsend, where he was surrounded by local history, Queen Anne buildings, and antiques. He was also exposed to the wood shop early on by his woodworking father, who made furniture and toys. In his early twenties, David started creating miniature architectural buildings from found objects, branching out later to build several larger wall hanging architectural art pieces from salvaged building materials. A Bellingham resident since 1988, David found his way to The RE Store in 1995 and has been working for us, off and on, ever since. In 2013, David implemented The RE Store’s successful furniture repair program that continues today. Ever excited about up-cycling and the creation, design, and building of products based off of unwanted materials, he joined the Revision Division team in February 2015.

 

Special thanks

And a big thank you to Eberhard Eichner, who was our original Lead Designer/Builder. We couldn’t have gotten this program going without his creative force and infectious passion for, and innovation with, salvage materials. We appreciate his 4 years with us!

See our products

Check out our Flickr gallery or come into the store to see Revision Division pieces.

Keepsake boxes

Coat racks

Statement furniture

Where to buy locally

Visit our store

Experience the quality and unique character of Revision Division home furnishings in person. Visit our Bellingham showroom at The RE Store, 2309 Meridian St.

 

Find us at the Markets

Our products can also be found at the following markets that support our mission:

 

Shop from home

Not local to Bellingham, WA? That’s ok! We sell our Revision Division products on Etsy, so now everybody can shop the pieces our team builds and transforms.