Edible Schoolyard Dining Commons Furniture
Edible Schoolyard, Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, Berkeley, CA • 2008
Wowhaus designed and made all furnishings for a new Dining Commons to support the Edible Schoolyard. We salvaged all of the wood from short logs destined for the landfill, and produced 32 tables of locally milled black walnut, bay laurel, monterey cypress, eucalyptus, madrone and elm; 140 stacking stools and 80 benches of bay laurel. The simple, solid joinery pays homage to Berkeley’s Arts and Crafts heritage, featuring native woods that reflect the bioregion. The furniture will help model a statewide school lunch initiative, hosting 1000 meals a day at Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School in Berkeley, California.
Thanks to Evan Shively/Arborica for milling all of the wood.