Live edge furniture craftsman makes public debut May 4 at Falls Church estate sale

Apr 26, 2013 by

James Navarro, Jr. to appear May 4, 2013

Orion’s Attic is adding a twist to the Falls Church estate sale featured above: We’re inviting Washington D.C. furniture maker James Navarro, Jr., of Live Edge Studio to make his public debut. Navarro makes handcrafted furniture with natural — or “live” — edges on a private commission basis but will offer several pieces to the general public for the first time at the Attic’s May 4-5, 2013 estate sale in Falls Church, Virginia (1918 Pimmit Drive). Navarro will be on hand Saturday May 4.)

“I like to build organic, live edge furniture,” Navarro says. “I used to work in the environmental community and spent a lot of time fighting for healthy forests. Sustainable forestry is near and dear to my heart. I enjoy using local, reclaimed woods like elm, walnut, cherry, hickory and pine. My designs are inspired by the forms I find in the trees.”

Working with environmentally conscious craftsmen and artists like Navarro is also a natural fit for Orion’s Attic, a company that enables people to “buy good stuff, do great things.” Attic co-owner Christopher Lancette first met Navarro when they worked together at The Wilderness Society. Navarro later joined Defenders of Wildlife before launching his furniture making career while Lancette headed straight to Orion’s Attic to start the next phase of his life.

“I was incredibly impressed when I first saw Navarro’s work,” Lancette says. “His furniture is beautifully crafted and is the kind of stuff that buyers love. The fact that he preserves existing materials and brings them back to life makes it even more striking.”

Sideboard

In addition to selling pieces directly to estate sale shoppers, Navarro will also be on hand to discuss potential new projects. He produces a wide range of items including a variety of tables, entertainment centers, bathroom vanities, and custom radiator covers.

“I know Orion’s Attic draws pretty big crowds at their estate sales so I’m looking forward to the Falls Church event,” Navarro says. “I’m happy to brainstorm with people about anything I may be able to craft for them.”

Navarro’s appearance is set for Saturday, May 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

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