David Yates makes handcrafted boxes and furniture from urban wood.
Don’t chip that tree. Reclaim it!
Did you know that Southeast Michigan's dead urban trees could produce over seventy-three million board feet of lumber each year? Unfortunately, trees removed from our cities are usually fated for the chipper. Instead, by saving and recycling the best logs, our partners create a wide variety of remarkable green products.
Purchasing lumber or other products from Urbanwood does more than give you beautiful, high-quality wood. Urbanwood partners make smart use of local resources. Our network of local sawmills turns dead urban trees into products that bring lasting value and exceptional character to your home.
Urbanwood products: a sustainable choice that supports communities in Southeast Michigan.
- Sawmill Day in Ann Arbor: June 21st - Jun 17, 2014
- Ann Arbor Residents Cope After Storm - May 15, 2014
The Urbanwood Project: Reclaiming Michigan Wood
Two Ways to Shop
If you see something you like, just contact the mill listed for the product.
View in Person
We have three locations to serve you! Visit to see the latest products in stock.
2420 South Industrial Hwy.
Ann Arbor, MI (see map)
Mon - Sat: 10am - 5pm
Sun: 10am - 2pm
101 Burton St.
Flint, MI (see map)
Tues - Sat: 9am - 5pm
1605 Haslett Road
Haslett, MI (see map)
Tues - Fri: 9am - 6pm
Sat: 8am - 4pm
For information about additional inventory and/or custom orders, please contact email@example.com.
The Urbanwood Project is coordinated by Recycle Ann Arbor and is a cooperative partnership with the Genesee County Habitat for Humanity, Habitat for Humanity Haslett ReStore, and local Urbanwood producers. This program was initially coordinated by the Southeast Michigan Resource Conservation and Development Council and received early financial support through grants from USDA Forest Service Wood Education and Resource Center.