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Deadwood Revival Design

3547 S. Higuera St., Suite H
San Luis Obispo California
United States
Deadwood Revival Design
We are a skilled and passionate team of woodworkers, welders, designers, and dreamers who believe there is no substitute for exceptional quality and the utmost attention to detail. DRD subscribes to important principles like Sustainability, Environmental Responsibility, and Reducing The Carbon Footprint. Our job is to create furniture using Local Urban Lumber that people will love and cherish for the rest of their lives. Come find out how DRD is at the literal intersection of Nature and Design.

Best Practice Achievements

Sustainable Materials
We make a conscious effort to manage our materials selection, seeking materials we are confident are sustainable, such as legally harvested forest products, responsibly produced plantation products, and recycled content:
Recycling and Reclamation
We factor disassembly, recyclability and product reclamation into buying decisions. We offer a product reclamation/product reuse policy:
Return and Reuse
We use recycled or recyclable packing/packaging materials, offer blanket-wrap transportation arrangements for customers and have a carton return/reuse policy:
Chain of Custody
We ask for verifiable chain of custody documents (i.e. legal logging certifications) before buying products containing wood:
Decrease use of Toxic Chemicals
We have decreased our use/acceptance of known toxic chemicals for treatments, binders and finishes, replacing compounds that compromise indoor air quality and are harmful to human health:
Low Environmental Impact Textiles
We are asking our vendors for textiles that have a lower environmental impact, i.e. organic cotton in place of conventionally-grown cotton, as well as seeking other eco-friendly textiles:
Life Cycle Analysis
We are moving forward on doing a Life Cycle Analysis and/or are applying for SMaRT certification:
Local Sourcing
We extract, manufacture and distribute for consumer use within a 500 mile radius for at least a portion of our product line:
Third Party Certifications
We hold third party certifications for some of our products, or as a store, we promote and educate the consumer on the meaning of various third party certifications:
Sharing the Wealth
We take responsibility for sharing our commitment to sustainability up and down our entire supply chain, rewarding our vendors with increased business for partnering with us on sustainability issues:
Social Responsibility Code
We have a written Social Responsibility Code of Contact that is a baseline for employee relations:
Supplier Responsibility
We have written and distributed a Supplier Responsibility Code of Conduct for our vendors and conduct training at our partner facilities on the adoption of same:
Health and Safety Code Compliance
We and our partners meet or exceed all local health and safety codes and can document our health and safety working conditions in all our facilities/stores:
We Pay Living Wages
We pay a living wage rather than minimum wage and extend that around the globe:
We Sponsor Sustainability Events
We have participated in or sponsored in-store, community and/or regional educational events on sustainability and the environment:
We Inspect
We investigate and mitigate any negative environmental impacts from our operations:
Save Paper and Other Office Resources
We save paper and other office resources with a policy expressing an aversion to excess written documentation:
We Use Energy Specialists
We have had an energy specialist or utility company audit to measure our conventional energy usage and are on track to reduce it. We are replacing a portion of the energy we consume with certified renewable energy, either directly, via a program of our local utility, or via Green e-Power:
Updated Inefficient Equipment
We have replaced outdated and inefficient equipment, identified and changed wasteful resource procedures and implemented tighter operational controls:
Energy Efficient Lighting
We have increased the use of day lighting and/or are upgrading to more energy efficient lighting system:
Verified Sustainability Claims
We make only verifiable sustainability claims in adherence with FTC mandates against greenwash and in support of their Environmental Marketing Guides:
Committed to Training
We are committed to conducting training in-house and in the broader community about global climate change and our partnership with the SFC:
In keeping with our commitment to continual improvement, we are planning to take the following actions this year: On reducing energy consumption:

Deadwood Revival Design, in partnership with local nonprofit Environmental Center of San Luis Obispo (ECOSLO), is excited to announce our new initiative, Full Circle: A Sustainable Approach to Urban Lumber.
Designed to embrace the full life-cycle of our urban forests--from planting trees to creating wood products made from urban lumber--the Full Circle project is setting out to change the way our community thinks about wood.

In keeping with our commitment to continual improvement, we are planning to take the following actions this year: On how we will manage our primary material or service to a more sustainable direction:

We simply do not use wood that is not from 100% salvaged urban timber. Our sources are committed to the environment as much as we are. We are consistently to educate the consumer on the importance of using salvaged lumber. We also want to reinforce the need to give back to nature in whatever way possible. For us it's planting trees, sequestering carbon, educating and generating awareness.

Deadwood Revival Design will work with local tree care providers to salvage urban logs (which can then be donated to the Full Circle project through ECOSLO). With our new bandsaw mill and vacuum kiln, supported through grant funds, we will continue to mill and dry lumber at an expanded rate -- amplifying our presence as a specialty lumber and heirloom furniture provider, encouraging consumer confidence in local wood products, and creating a blueprint for the greater urban wood movement to continue to grow throughout the country. Along the way, we are excited to educate and inspire our local communities to see urban wood products as a way to tell and be a part of the story of our urban forests.

In keeping with our commitment to continual improvement, we are planning to take the following actions this year: On education and promotion of the sustainability cause:

2021: We currently partner with various organizations to help further the causes we believe in. One of our primary missions is helping restore forest health by helping plant trees in forest and urban areas across the United States. We have partnered with the non-profit American Forests to tackle reforestation needs across the continental U.S.

Additionally, on a local level, we have partnered with the Environmental Center of San Luis Obispo, (ECOSLO) The Full Circle project. Funded through an Urban and Community Forestry grant from CAL FIRE, this project has multiple facets that excite and inspire us on a daily basis. Starting with a robust tree planting initiative spearheaded by ECOSLO and leading to salvaging and processing urban logs (keeping them out of the landfill) by Deadwood Revival Design, this project leads to an increased supply of beautiful urban lumber in the local market and the creation of incredible heirloom furniture with a local connection to our wonderful community.