Photo Essay: Barn Owl Builds – The Zautke’s


Barn Owl Builds – owned, operated and built by Casey and Joshua Zautke – let me invade one of their spaces as they prepared a conference table for a client.  It takes an immense amount of skill to form recycled pieces of wood into a solid, effective piece of furniture.  But that’s what they do.  Barn Owl Builds custom selects each piece of salvaged wood for your furniture and then commences the true art of craft, creating a piece of furniture for your office, home or party den.  More photos to come as I help them build their brand and market their business with product and environmental portrait photography.










Cameron Karsten Photography

Photo of the Day: Casey Zautke of Barn Owl Builds

Casey Zautke of Barn Owl Builds prepares a beam of fir for a conference table

Hot off PS6, I’m stoked with my most recent image.  Shot yesterday with Casey Zautke of Barn Owl Builds, he and his brother Josh own a customized furniture company. Each piece of reclaimed wood is hand-picked specific for each order.  Here, Casey runs a thick fir plank through a joiner in order to flatten its surfaces as they begin constructing a conference table.

Over the next couple of months I’m thrilled to be working with them, creating content for their brand and new website.

Location: Barn Owl Builds – Seattle, WA

Camera/Lens Specifics: Canon 5D Mark III with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens

16mm, 1/60 sec at ƒ/10, ISO 100, tripod, composite.

Post: LR4 & Adobe PS6

Cameron Karsten Photography