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.

Responsible material sourcing

Each one of our hand-crafted Revision Division home furnishings is made in our woodshop by our builders. 100% of the materials for our products, not including finishes and hardware, are sourced from The RE Store’s inventory of salvaged and recycled building materials. This means that you can rest assured that our material sourcing policies are sustainable and responsible.

In many cases the wood, glass, and metal used to create our furnishings lived long lives in the buildings and structures within our community. You can see this in the various imperfections that we intentionally leave in our pieces – each scratch, nail hole and dent tells a story. We also work closely with manufacturing partners to divert useable materials from the landfill. Often times these materials are perfect for our building process – take for instance greenhouses built with solar glass. We only accept materials that were sourced responsibly. We do our best to not accept for donation or use materials that were illegally or controversially harvested; including materials that when harvested violated treaty or human rights, conservation values, or facilitated the transition from forest to non-forest use lands.

Revision Division aims to be a leader in responsible in wood and building material sourcing and to do our part in protecting our planets natural resources. We hope that by showcasing the beauty of these reclaimed and recycled materials that we inspire you to reuse and recycled materials from your own projects.

In 2020, Revision Division was awarded top score in the 2020 The Wood Furniture Scorecard. The Wood Furniture Scorecard is an initiative of National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC). Its goal is to encourage furniture retailers, big or small, to implement robust policies that drive responsible wood sourcing practices through their complex supply chains. 

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.

Special thanks

And a big thank you to past designers and builders Eberhard Eichner and David Spangler. We couldn’t have gotten this program going without their creative force, and infectious passion for and innovation with salvaged materials. We appreciate their many years with us!

See our products

From large to small, complex to simple, we’re always building new creations. Visit us on Instagram @revision.division, check out our Flickr gallery, shop our inventory online or come into the store to see examples of Revision Division pieces.

 

Refurbished Furniture

 

Shadowbox Shelves

 

Statement furniture

Where to buy locally

Visit our store or shop online

Experience the quality and unique character of Revision Division home furnishings in person. Visit our Bellingham showroom at The RE Store, 2309 Meridian St. New materials added to the show room each day! You can also see our listings on our online store or on Instagram.