Downed or distressed trees are harvested by landowner David Welder, and converted into lumber or furniture pieces. This material is sometimes referred to as "rescued wood”. Trees destined to decompose are reclaimed and repurposed for a second life as unique pieces of functional art. Wood species include Red Oak, White Oak, Red Maple, and Black Cherry. Designed by nature, no two are alike. Two general categories of wood pieces for sale are as follows:
One-of-a-kind accent tables and wall hangings are cut from local downed or distressed oak, maple or black cherry trees. The organic shapes are then handcrafted, sanded and finished with a protective oil/varnish coating. Prices vary with the amount of labor needed to create a piece and are very reasonable. Typical prices for accent pieces range from $50 to $400.
Solid Oak Slabs
(for Tables, Benches, Mantels, Bartops)
Available in thickness of 1 to 4 inches. Red or White Oak. Widths range as large as 20” and lengths up to 16 feet. As options, edges can be left natural (live) or can be squared off. The surface is sanded and finished with a protective oil/varnish coating.
Prices vary with the amount of labor needed to create a piece and are very reasonable. Typical prices for slabs range from $100 to $500.
If you don't see it in the photos below, custom woodworking projects are always welcome.
Lead time is typically 4 to 6 weeks to create your piece. Dave will keep you involved and updated from start to finish with photos via emails or texts.
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