The International District Has a Cool New Furniture Studio

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!--paging_filter--pAfter just a few minutes inside stronga href="http://plankandgrain.com"Plank Grain/a/strong (International District, 666 S King St.; 206.659.9884), the pleasant whiff of wood hits you./p
pInside the slim storefront, which officially opened last week, is a workshop in the back where Erick Waldman and Nick Vaanderingspannbsp;/spantransform old-growth lumber (harvested from local warehouses and buildings) into dashing modern furniture. (It's also where arty wood covers for iPhones and earphones are fashioned for another creative enterprise,nbsp;stronga href="http://lazerwood.com"Lazerwood/a/strong.) You can purchase a Plank Grain table (starting around $1,300) or chairs right off the floor, or custom order a piece to fit your particular space and taste./p
pimg src="/sites/default/files/newfiles/dscn5046.jpg" alt="Plank Grain" width="419" height="314" //p
pemPlank Grain table and stoolsnbsp;/em/p
pemimg src="/sites/default/files/newfiles/dscn5023_0.jpg" alt="Lazerwood iPhone covers" width="419" height="314" //em/p
pemLazerwood's wood iPhone covers/em/p
pimg src="/sites/default/files/newfiles/dscn5050.jpg" alt="Plank Grain opening party" width="419" height="314" //p
pimg src="/sites/default/files/newfiles/dscn5020.jpg" alt="Ali Basye and Todd Davis" width="220" height="165" /img src="/sites/default/files/newfiles/dscn5037_0.jpg" alt="Apryl and Dad" width="220" height="165" //p
pimg src="/sites/default/files/newfiles/dscn5029.jpg" alt="Apryl and the door to the workshop" width="419" height="314" //p
pimg src="/sites/default/files/newfiles/erick_wood.jpg" alt="Erick Waldman" width="419" height="314" //p
pemAbove, top to bottom: The crowd arrives at Plank Grain's official launch party last week; guests Ali Basye and Todd Davis; co-owner Apryl Waldman and Dad, Steve; Apryl sliding back the door (made of unused wood iPhone covers) emleading to the workshop/em; furniture maker Erick Waldman/em/p

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