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The Sherwood Press is a letterpress print shop in continuous use since 1940.  Owner Jami Heinricher has been serving sophisticated printing customers from this location since 1989.  Built to replace a deteriorating storage shed, this structure houses the Sherwood Press’s new 200 sq. ft. Dohm-Sayre Bindery.


The insulated concrete walls are raw, the insulated and heated concrete floor is sealed with a water-based polyurethane.  Locally milled plywood envelopes the interior, the ceiling whitewashed for increased reflectivity.  Locally milled rough-sawn fir timbers and site-generated smooth maple shelving reconnect with the wooded site.  Energy-efficient lighting, framing techniques and careful detailing create warmth.  Reused salvage materials include doors, windows and framing materials.  The loft is for storage, but could also double as a workspace.


The standing-seam metal roof sheds the water and tree debris with equal ease, and is both recyclable and recycled content US steel.  The siding is a mix of local and regional woods treated with Lifetime® natural wood preservative, and galvanized steel for beauty and durability.  Exterior lighting is DarkSkies friendly.


Metal roofing and other materials supplied by Bayview Lumber.

Salvaged windows and doors from Olympia Salvage and Habitat for Humanity ReStore.

Sherwood Press Bindery  •  Featured in NWEBG Green Tour 2010

Design by Smith Design Studio • Build by Small Building Company

Fall 2008

© 2000-2012, Smith Design Studio, LLC

Project Overview

Contact Info:

Gregory Smith

Telephone: 360.239.0429

Email: gfs@gregoryfsmith.com