Definitive Records asks interesting Vancouverites to pick the three albums that anchor their musical tastes. Today, we hear from Craig Pierce, owner of Railtown’s awesome Union Wood & Supply Company. In addition to being a superb craftsman (he made – among other things – the gorgeous, bum-embracing barstools at Wildebeest), he’s also a pretty righteous dude.
Ice Cube – The Predator | LISTEN | The perfect balance of angst and humour for a teenager. It built the foundation of my forever love of hip-hop.
The Walkmen – Everyone Who Pretended To Like Me Is Gone | LISTEN | Gritty and raw, this album feels like it just woke up from a long night in NYC’s LES.
The Cave Singers – Invitation Songs | LISTEN | Inject your brain with some folksy Pacific Northwest vibes. Great guys with great energy live.
The GOODS from Butter On The Endive
Vancouver, BC | Butter on the Endive is a Vancouver-based boutique catering company that focuses on providing quality dining experiences and unique food events to our culture. We find interesting locations around the city to collaborate with like-minded food and lifestyle industry people to showcase the talent this city has to offer. We collaborate because it pushes creativity, while staying true to authentic community building.
Chef Owen Lightly is working with Graham to provide beautiful layers of wood and smoke throughout the food and the beer. Graham will be creating a special cask ale using wood from Union Wood & Supply, and will be there to chat and help keep the beer flowing. Lightly is also working with Inner City Farms as the main supplier to create a menu that echoes the flavours and techniques of the American South, while sticking with what our geographical local bounty has to offer.
The food portion of the night is a stand up meal of small bites and fine crafted small plates. Whether you are dipping into the cask, or devouring the small plates, or sipping on the signature cocktail you can check out the woodworking shop and showroom, and talk to Craig Pearce and the fine folks at Union Wood Supply about their objects of art (available to buy that night!) It will be coming together of artisinal doers-and-thinkers of Vancouver’s creative culture. Learn more after the jump… Read more
The GOODS from Union Wood & Supply Co.
Vancouver, BC | We’ve been hard at work making some new, custom-built furniture pieces in the shop. Here are three items that we completed this last week and have just gone on sale. We’re especially proud of them, so come on down to the shop and check ‘em out…
1. Custom Built TV Display Unit. White lacquer featuring locally reclaimed douglas fir doors, hand cut leather pulls and distressed steel legs.
2. Mini Bar Cabinet. white lacquer and salvaged kentucy barnwood doors, hand formed steel pulls and legs.
3. American Elm custom desk set on brushed steel legs. Chord cutout in the back.
Learn more about Union Wood & Supply Co. after the jump… Read more
The GOODS from Union Wood & Supply Co.
Vancouver, BC | This year for Fathers Day (June 17th) the folks over at Union Wood Company are saluting the Father of Rock & Roll, Johnny Cash. Whether your old man is walking the line behind the grill, the garage, or the woodshop, he should do so in the appropriate attire. The ‘Man in Black’ Apron is available for a limted time and constructed from durable 12oz black canvas, hand-set brass marine grommets and high-grade Canadian-tanned leather. Land this in your Pop’s hands on fathers day and he wont be singing the blues; he’ll be on his way to the hard livin’, hard drinkin’, Tennessee ways of the Man in Black. Available in store at Union Wood & Supply Co, Much & Little, and online at www.unionwoodco.com. Retails for $110. Also available in Vintage Army Canvas, Waxed Brown Canvas, Denim & Engineers Stripe. Read more
Union Wood & Supply Company
503 Railway Street Vancouver, BC V6A 1A7
Telephone: 604 675 9033 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web: www.unionwoodco.com | Facebook | Twitter
Hours: Thursday 10-5 | Friday 10-5 | Saturday 11 -4 | and anytime by appointment
The People Who Make It Happen
Owners: Craig Pearce and Cara Donaldson
About The Business
Founded in 2009, Union Wood & Supply Company is a retail and on-site furniture-making/interior design shop located in Strathcona North that specializes in vintage/industrial custom furnishing, antiques and home decor. Our multi-faceted custom furniture is designed to be simple, bold and true using materials mostly reclaimed and repurposed from salvage yards, antique stores, demolition sites and other sources. The curated items that we hand pick from all over the continent compliment the same Americana-inspired aesthetic. Every piece is vintage, man-made locally, or part of Union Wood Co’s unique product line. We don’t carry imports or reproductions, as these items lose the importance of the story connected with vintage pieces. We work closely with clients and designers who are similarly inspired by the simpler times of centuries past, but live in (and design for) today’s modern lofts and heritage homes. Our original works are for sale at our store, through our website, and at select retailers. Custom work is also available on commission.