BUILDING BETTER FURNITURE

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OUR STORY

FURNITURE, MILLWORK & METALWORK THAT LOOKS GOOD & DOES GOOD. At the heart of Wood Shop you will find people who want to make a difference by creating good furniture. We focus on using reclaimed, locally sourced materials and only environmentally-approved finishes, while providing meaningful employment to people with barriers to employment. When you choose Wood Shop you are choosing to support local community partnerships which prevent waste, create meaningful and inclusive employment, and host training opportunities for folx living with barriers. What's not to love?

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OUR FOUNDATION

"COULD THE QUALITY WOOD MATERIALS FROM DECONSTRUCTION BE RECOVERED, RECLAIMED & REMADE into something new and provide meaningful employment to people in Vancouver?" In 2014, Co-Founder Chris Nichols asked this question. With pallets of wood, a community of practice, and a hunger for cooperativism, Wood Shop was born in a garage in the heart of the DTES.  Over the past 6 years, Wood Shop has grown into a premium, Vancouver-based provider of custom millwork, furniture and metalwork for residential and commercial customers. Our ethical sourcing practices set us apart from most, and our worker-owned cooperative status puts us in the realm of social engineering for a better world. We now operate as a social purpose business providing meaningful and sustainable employment to our workers, while feeding into the larger cooperative movement.

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OUR IMPACT

UPHOLD YOUR VALUES WHEN IT COMES TO FURNITURE, MILLWORK & METALWORK FOR YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS. Interior furnishings are a core consideration throughout our lives; furniture is the foundation of the spaces in which we rest, nourish, play, love, and create. At Wood Shop, we provide an alternative to mainstream furnishing supply that makes a difference you can feel good about — and which looks good too. When you choose Wood Shop you contribute to a regenerative supply chain that supports wood waste diversion and inclusive employment.

TONNES OF MATERIAL RECOVERED SINCE 2014
305
305 TONNES = HOW MANY 2500 SF HOMES?
22
LOW BARRIER EMPLOYMENT HOURS SINCE 2014
7800
$ TO FOLX WITH BARRIERS TO EMPLOYMENT SINCE 2014
93600
Wood Shop Workers Co-op Team, Who We Are

BUILDER / MILLWORK LEAD + CO-OWNER

BUILDER / MILLWORK LEAD + CO-OWNER

BUILDER / METALWORK LEAD + CO-OWNER

BUILDER / METALWORK LEAD + CO-OWNER

RONNIE Surfaces Lead and Co-Owner Wood Shop Workers Co-op

SURFACES LEAD + CO-OWNER

CHRIS WOOD SHOP WORKERS CO-OP OPERATIONS LEAD+ CO-OWNER

OPERATIONS LEAD + CO-OWNER

Jessica Valentine Wood Shop Workers Co-op

MARKETING LEAD + CO-OWNER

Dave Laser Engraving Services Lead Wood Shop Workers Co-op Vancouver

LASER ENGRAVING LEAD

Matt Hessey ARCHITECT  and COMMERCIAL DIVISION ADVISOR Wood Shop Workers Co-op Vancouver

ARCHITECT +COMMERCIAL DIVISION ADVISOR

Emily McGill Collaborative Systems Advisor to Wood Shop

COLLABORATIVE SYSTEMS ADVISOR

Hives for Humanity and Wood Shop Workers Co-op Collaborate to Recover Wood Material to Make Furniture in Vancouver B.C.

FAIRWOOD MATERIAL RECOVERY TEAM

AN ALIGNMENT OF VALUES

Wood Shop Workers Co-op Social Impact Business Vancouver B.C.
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HANDCRAFTED & LOCALLY MADE

Handcrafted, every time. Each unique piece is handmade in Vancouver, B.C. by a Wood Shop Team Member.

Wood Shop Workers Co-op Social Impact Business Vancouver B.C.
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EMPLOYMENT THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

Wood Shop employees have the oppurtunity to become a worker/owner though our Worker Co-op business model + Workers are paid a livable wage so that they can thrive, not just survive. Workers contribute to the democratic decision making process that guides the everyday operations & strategic business development of Wood Shop.

Wood Shop Workers Co-op Social Impact Business Vancouver B.C.
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ETHICAL SOURCING

Wood Shop partners with UnBuilders, Hives for Humanity and local recycling partners to reclaim and reuse materials recovered from unbuilt buildings in the Lower Mainland in the Lower Mainland of B.C and box spring mattress frames. The materials used to create Wood Shop furniture and interiors are always reclaimed or sustainably sourced. No forests, natural habitats, barns or cultural heritage sites are damaged to harvest materials for manufacturing.

Wood Shop Workers Co-op Social Venture Business Vancouver B.C.
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CRUELTY FREE FINISHING PRODUCTS

Osmo finishing products are the #1 choice when it comes to finishing our handcrafted furniture and interiors. Osmo is plant based, not tested on animals nor does it contain products that are tested on animals. Osmo is low VOC, so it are good for the Wood Shop Build Team, good for you, your family and your pets.

Wood Shop Workers Co-op Social Impact Bed Frames Vancouver B.C.
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ZERO WASTE

Zero Waste is our goal. We work with local recycling partner Recyling Alternatives to minimize production and operational waste + Waste free shipping and packaging is important to Wood Shop. We aim to ship products using recyclable materials.

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Chevron Bed Frame
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Chevron Bed Frame  Reclaimed Wood Shop Vancouver
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Chevron Bed Frame
Chevron Bed Frame  Reclaimed Wood Shop Vancouver
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Chevron Bed Frame
Chevron Bed Frame

Chevron Bed Frame

$1,850.00
  • Made from Reclaimed Spruce, Pine & Fir
  • Trees saved by using reclaimed material: 1
  • Material reclaimed in partnership with Hives for Humanity for the FairWood Collection 
You buy a Bed Frame, we plant a tree with 1 Tree Planted