Siblings, collectors, and entrepreneurs, Preston Browning and Rachel Browning opened Salvage Works in 2010. Preston had 20 years experience in deconstruction, finish carpentry, and antique conservation. Rachel had 20 years experience in commercial construction. Together, they created Salvage Works, the premier reclaimed wood store in the Pacific Northwest.
What began as a small family run architectural salvage yard has grown into a 25,000 square foot complex in the historic Kenton neighborhood in North Portland that specializes in Pacific Northwest reclaimed lumber.
We’re enviromental stewards.
The natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest finds it way into all of our work. The team spends long days on the road, working to source wood that would otherwise be lost, and in the process, we are surrounded by the very elements that make this region and its wood so unique. The texture, patina, and character of each piece of wood tells the story of its origins - and we are inspired to bring that history to our clients.
The utilization of traditional hand deconstruction techniques allows us deeper insight into the wood we share with clients and, as a result, the ability to pair the perfect material with each project. Every piece of reclaimed wood is unique in its history and appearance, so it is our job as artists and craftsmen to let the wood speak for itself.