The custom furniture in the rooms of the Oxbow, as well as much of the furniture in the Lakely, was handcrafted using urban wood. That means the wood came from local trees taken right off the streets of Eau Claire.
When city workers take down an older tree for any reason — storms, construction, etc — our partner, Tim Brudnicki of Eau Claire Woodworks and Tree Purpose, is there to put it to good use. You can see the wood here and there in both the rooms (desks, night stands, headboards, etc) and our common areas (tables, bar stools, bar top, walls, etc.). It’s all over the place. There’s ash, white pine, birch, walnut, and more — all telling the subtle story of this place.