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.
Responsible material sourcing
Each one of our hand-crafted Revision Division home furnishings is made in our woodshop by our two 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.
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.
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!
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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! Visit us on Instagram to see our current inventory.