The Wooden Duck, located at 1823 Eastshore Hwy, Berkeley, a wood supply store is closing. They’ve run the store for 24 years, and have decided for the easier life and retire! They have dining room tables and other furniture to purchase but the Cal Stadium Tables for 50% off. The table tops are in a variety of sizes: 18X18, 24X24, 32X32, 24 Round, 36 Round, 48 Round, 54 Round. These were table tops made from the original bleachers that donned Memorial Stadium before the renovation in 2012. The store is also giving away a chunk of wood from those bleachers for free if you visit this coming Saturday!
Everything in the store is on sale and, starting Friday, the discount will be 50% off to get rid of the remaining stock, he said.
“And everyone who comes by next weekend we’ll give them a souvenir chunk of the Cal Memorial Stadium! Go Bears!” Gellerman wrote in an email.
They use reclaimed wood to make their good. Take a read on where they got some of it!
In 2012, Gellerman and Ferber bought 184,000 linear feet of wood from UC Berkeley’s Memorial Stadium, which was being remodeled. Many of the bleachers that had been ripped out were made from rare old-growth woods: Port Orford cedar and Alaska Yellow Cedar. It took 24 double flatbed trucks three days to move the wood from an Oakland warehouse to The Wooden Duck’s storage facility in Richmond. The Wooden Duck transformed those pieces into furniture and small mementos such as clock surrounds, and coat hooks.
The Wooden Duck also purchased the bleachers from San Francisco’s Kezar Stadium after it was demolished in 1989.
So if youre interested, please go check them out, support fellow Cal fans as they close a chapter of their lives and at the same time take a home a part of Memorial Stadium. Also take a look at some of the offerings in the photos below. Go Bears!