Klaas Armster and Alan Solomon are partners at Sawkill Lumber Company, a leading Brooklyn-based supplier of reclaimed woods. The son of a mill owner/architect, Armster lives in Guilford, Connecticut. Solomon has spent a life in salvage, starting with a family scrapyard in the Boston area. He was profiled in a New Yorker article in 2008. He lives in Brooklyn. Michel Arnaud's books include Detroit: The Dream Is Now and Design Brooklyn, both from Abrams. He lives in Chatham, New York.