Our Benches @ Willowbrook Permanent Supportive Housing Site
Our Community Builders just completed their first commission--a fleet of four custom built entryway benches for the Willowbrook, a permanent supportive housing site in South LA. These benches are made from Red Gum Eucalyptus wood salvaged from LA street trees by Angel City Lumber.
The main benches sit between two adjacent one bedroom units and offer residents (or our tired shop dog) a place to relax and convene with neighbors.
A half bench was built for the single corner unit.
Throughout this project, our Artisans practiced the fundamental principles of furniture making including design, lumber selection, prototyping, machining, joinery, assembly, and finishing. We are so proud of their accomplishment!
Thank you to Restore Neighborhoods LA for commissioning this work from our Community Builders Program and big thanks to the Would Works shop manager, Briana Pero, who oversaw this project!