HANDCRAFTED ~ SUSTAINABLE ~ BEAUTIFUL

Our mission is to build beautiful wood furniture using only sustainable materials and methods. Our specialty is making natural Live Edge wood slab tables, consoles and benches but we also build beautiful furnishings and objects using reclaimed, salvaged and upcycled wood materials, and offering them at affordable prices.  All of our products are built by hand and crafted here in beautiful Pasadena, California.  We service not just the Los Angeles and Southern California region but also offer our furnishings throughout the country and overseas.  Handcrafted - Sustainable - Beautiful : That's Pasadenaville!


~SUSTAINABILITY~

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From our products to our methods, we strive to make every aspect of our company an adherent to environmental sustainability.  Our live edge wood slabs and lumber is sourced from naturally felled trees or are the result of trees that were slated to be felled purposely due to development or prevention of disease or other occurrences.  For example, some of our Maple wood comes from upstate New York where there has been an active effort to eradicate the gypsy moth which is wreaking havoc on these trees in the region.  Many of these trees have been felled in order to prevent the spread of this pest, and rather than grind the remains into wood chips (this wood would be unusable as lumber) that would otherwise go into a landfill as waste, we use them to make beautiful tables, case goods and other furnishings.  In addition, we've cultivated special relationships with small family-run mills around the country, some of which operate only a few months out of the year and do things so old-fashioned that they don't have internet and rarely answer their phones (which can be a problem sometimes).  Not only do they adhere to strict FSC standards but these small operations are active in environmental responsibility and conservation efforts because their livelihoods depend on it.  In turn, we're proud to hold high standards of environmental sustainability in making our products for you.


~HANDBUILT - NOTHING MANUFACTURED~

Looking for something that was mass-produced in the hundreds or thousands?  Well, you won't find anything like that here.  We curate every single piece of wood that comes into our workshop for uniqueness, integrity and beauty because if we don't fall in love with a particular piece then we won't work on it.  Every one of our tables, case goods, chairs and accents is handcrafted from start to finish (even our finishes are hand-rubbed and brushed, never sprayed on).  This includes our hairpin and steel bar table legs as they are all hand-welded (we are also metal fabricators!).  We also collaborate with some of Los Angeles' most talented artists and craftsmen, incorporating their skills in different materials and mediums into our work, creating some of the most unique and beautiful furnishings and objects you will ever see.  At times we even ask ourselves if what we're creating is functional furnishing or art.  As you can see, the line between the two are often blurred.  Each Pasadenaville live edge wood design and reclaimed/salvaged work is unique and built to showcase the natural quality of the hand-selected materials. Quality craftsmanship can never be rushed, and it's something that we pride ourselves on.  We'd like to think that everything we make for you are legacy pieces that will be passed down and appreciated for generations. 


Each board and plank can only have one ideal use. The woodworker, applying a thousand skills, must find this ideal use and create an object of utility to man, and if nature smiles, an object of lasting beauty.
— George Nakashima (1905-1990), master woodworker & author of "Soul of a Tree"

~PASSION~

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Woodworking is more than a hobby or a business for me.  It's a passion, and one that I'm happy to share with you.  My appreciation for nature and activism in environmental sustainability made it an easy progression for me to take woodworking to a new level, where all of my designs and creations utilize sustainable methods and materials.  In addition, I love experimenting with new ideas and designs, and bringing to life unique creations that started only as a dream or a thought.   I formed Pasadenaville with the purpose of offering beautiful and unique, natural furnishings at affordable prices.  And I have no doubt that every one of my customers will see the passion and joy that went into every one of our pieces.

I look forward to working with you!
-Ming


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Specializing in live edge slabs, reclaimed and salvaged wood tables & home furnishings and decor - Handcrafted in Los Angeles and Pasadena, California
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