At that moment something clicked and I decided I was going to make it my mission to give a new life to reclaimed wood. Wood that emanates history and powerful stories.” (Miguel Castro)
My mission is to create unique pieces from the most improbable and unexpected reclaimed or sustainably sourced wood in this world. We design functional pieces, that will last you a lifetime with a splash of originality.” (Miguel Castro)
A large percentage of our wood is sourced from old construction sites — we love wood that has been aged by the sun and the sea.
Each piece has been assessed individually, making it fully unique. We love a good challenge!” (Miguel Castro)
Sometimes strangers contact us because they found an abandoned piece of furniture next to a garbage container, or because they have a bunch of old wood boards in a corner of their garden for years without knowing what to do with them, or someone replaces an old wooden roof and feels terrible to discard those huge beams. We love meeting these people and giving a new life to the noble materials they were generous to gift us.
Other times we go hunting for wood. Collecting wood from beach cleaning actions, local garden pruning, our neighbour's tree cutting or old abandoned houses that are being restored. There is precious wood full of potential everywhere! We just have to be alert.
After the collection phase ends, the process of cleaning and preparing the wood begins. The boards often have to remain in a purging chamber to make sure there are no little creatures feeding on the wood left. Then the wood is stored until its time comes to be reborn. In the meantime the creative process takes place.
WoodMood is best known for its boards with phrases, quotes and thoughts, which reach us from everywhere: proposals from customers and friends, books or films we come across, discoveries on the internet, everything that speaks to us in that creative moment. And just like this a new life and purpose is painted on a beautiful and old piece of nature, like wood.” (Miguel Castro)