Many people who need to hire a tree service never think about where the lumber goes after it’s been hauled off their property. But for Seth Harrison, owner of Nature’s Beauty Tree Service and A Piece of Cleveland, one person’s trash is another person’s treasure. For years, Harrison has been crafting coffee tables, shelves and other furniture items using trees harvested from all over Northeast Ohio.
Now, A Piece of Cleveland, whose brand Harrison bought from previous owners and which is currently located at E. 67th St. and St. Clair Ave., is seeking to take its business to the next level by building a showroom at 19001 Nottingham Boulevard. Harrison recently tore down an existing property, and received approval from the Cleveland Planning Commission on Friday, June 18 to build a new, 6,300 square foot building there.
“We have two businesses, the tree service and A Piece of Cleveland, and we take salvaged pieces to APOC and recycle them into furniture made of lumber,” said Harrison. “We’re going to use the new building to display the furniture pieces and lumber.”
The new building will feature an open interior with a small office in the front. A portion of the exterior will be built from metal and will feature a gray front and beige sides. The facade will also feature salvaged wood planking and a canopy awning with signage bearing the company name.
“Seth is doing these amazing wood art pieces from trees that had to come down for whatever reason,” said Jamar Doyle, executive director of Greater Collinwood Community Development Corporation. “We’ve been working with him throughout the process.”
Harrison plans to maintain the two drives that are already on the property, which backs up to Euclid Creek. He will also replace the front fence, paint the two side fences, and install a new monument sign with the company name, likely made out of salvaged wood.
“This is the type of interest and attraction that we need in this area,” said Ward 10 Council member Anthony Hairston at the Board of Zoning Appeals meeting on Monday, June 14th. “We are on a mission to really bring back this neighborhood of Nottingham Villages and this is one of those projects.”
To reach A Piece of Cleveland, call 216/299-4860 or visit https://apieceofcleveland.com/pages/contact.
Lee Chilcote is a freelance writer and editor of The Land.
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