Channel Lumber Gives Airbnb’s Headquarters a New Look

airbnb-hqChannel Lumber recently partnered with Novo Construction to complete phase two of an office build out for Airbnb’s headquarters, located in the SoMa district of San Francisco.

Airbnb is an innovative website that enables users to list, find, and reserve accommodations around the world. The site has homes, aparments, and rooms listed in 34,000 cities and 191 countries. The new offices reflect Airbnb’s global presence, and the interior design is really something to write home about.

Take a tour of the offices and you’ll find Channel Lumber’s lumber around nearly every corner! Here are some of the most charming lumber-clad spaces:

  • A small meeting room replicates a log cabin
  • Private camping meeting rooms have wood floors and walls.
  • A team space is constructed of two-by-fours. The walls are slated and semi-open, which allows for a somewhat private, but not secluded ambiance.

The Airbnb offices are truly the envy of all the neighbors, and bring new meaning to the term “home office.”

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Channel Lumber Supplies Tropical Wood for Stanford University Benches

Channel Lumber recently partnered with Boyett Construction to build a series of benches on the Stanford University Campus.

The installation includes an “X and Y” bench, and in addition circular and bracket bookend courtyard enclosures. The benches serve as functional places for students to gather, and socialize, while maintaining a design concept congruent with the academic setting.

The benches were built of Ipe, supplied by Channel Lumber. Ipe, also known as Brazilian hardwood, is a tropical wood growing throughout Central and South America. Often a top choice for decking, Ipe is extremely durable, strong, naturally resistant to moisture and decay, and insect infestations.

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A bird’ eye view of the circular bench being installed.


The other half of the circle bookends the plaza, creating a courtyard feel.


Although Ipe can be heavy and hard on tools, the grain and color are consistent from board to board, making for a beautiful, long lasting finished product.


Detail of the Ipe,  and the fine craftsmanship.


The bench installation features an X and Y. Here is the Y.


And the X.


The plaza view of the X with enclosing bracket benches.


The same plaza from above, showing the X installation completed.

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