Our Story

Our Mission Drives Us

Urban Lumber Company is built upon the mission of promoting environmental responsibility and greater awareness of our urban forests through our specialty hardwood lumber and handcrafted design projects. From the moment each tree is felled until the last touches of finish are applied, our work is carefully and completely crafted all in house by outstanding artisans who pour their skill and passion into each piece.

Salvaged City Storm Trees

Working in cooperation with city municipalities, neighborhoods, and homeowners of the Eugene metropolitan area, we strive to meet our goal of keeping valuable natural resources out of landfills. The lumber that is salvaged, reclaimed and sustainably harvested is defined by the beautiful character of our local hardwoods and carries with them the important legacy and story of sustainability of our urban forests.

MILLING

After the trees are salvaged they are taken to our mill in Springfield, Oregon where we specialize in creating one of a kind large natural edge slabs and fine handcrafted furniture. With one of the largest custom-built saws in the nation, we have the ability to cut up to 6 feet wide giving us the capacity to make the best cuts while enhancing each individual logs personal character.

Kiln-Dried Lumber

After our logs are milled we take them to our in house kiln where each slab is dried according to its size and species. The benefit of kiln drying is our controlled environment and rigorous testing giving us a higher quality end product. The process also ensures bugs and insects are killed during the drying process making the natural lumber less likely to have distortion, staining or stresses like warping and bowing

HANDCRAFTED BY ARTISANS

Our final step is our personal dedication to an unparalleled standard of craftsmanship with owner Seth SanFilippo and his team of experienced artisans, craftsman and in house metal fabricators. Seth works closely with each project ensuring the process is seamless and truly the best fit for each individual clients needs and style.

Seth San Filippo

Seth came from humble roots in the custom longboard skateboard world, but a passion for wood grew into something much greater.  In 2006 Seth opened Urban Lumber Company, with his personal mission of stewardship of urban forests. This passion has earned him renown locally and nationally, and his craftsmanship and unique take on the ‘modern rustic’ style has brought him patronage up and down the West Coast as well as internationally. Behind his tireless drive to uphold his mission, and promote environmental responsibility, Urban Lumber has continued to evolve and thrive. At the core of it all is the fundamental love of beautiful woods, and the appreciation of the trees they come from and the story they tell.

What they’re saying about us

Register-Guard

January 2017

Urban Lumber Company wins Springfield Chamber of Commerce’s Business of the Year Award

 

Springfield Times

January 2017

Urban Lumber Company wins the Mayor’s Business of the Year Award

 

Blu Chip

December 2016

Seth San Filippo wins the 20 under 40 award!

 

1859 Magazine

March 2016

Seth San Filippo’s Story is about as Oregon as you can get.

Napa Sonoma Magazine

February 2015

Featuring Urban Lumber in new spots to shop Sonoma

Register-Guard

October 2015

Featuring Seth and his future plans

Tradition Home Magazine

November 2014

Featuring a custom Maple Burl Sliding door and Millpond Console by Urban Lumber

Eugene Weekly

February 2014

Featuring the salvaged mission behind Urban Lumber

University of Oregon Newsroom

May 2013

Featuring video of Seth