There are plenty of companies that handcraft custom bicycles, but none do it quite like Masterworks Wood and Design. While most bikes are made of metal and plastic, Masterworks creates rides with wood salvaged from condemned or dying city trees in Bay Area communities. The use of wood to make a bike is interesting in itself, but its Masterworks artful sculpting and beautiful designs that make these rides true pieces of art.
When possible, Masterworks selects wood from the inventory at The Green Sawmill in San Mateo, CA, a company that recovers and mills trees from local Bay Area communities. They use a Penofin Verde rosewood oil finish, which is low-VOC and friendly to animals, humans, and the environment. Masterworks has a collection of bikes that you can choose from or you can work with the wood workers to create your own — they’ll even let you carve your own logo!
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