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Reclaimed Redwood, Cedar, Pine


finally got my tray up on etsy. i'm quite happy with how this turned out, it was weeks in the making as i needed to think about how i wanted to do this. i had a few designs in mind and really wanted this to marinate before i decided the outcome.

from the bone house job site there is the wood they don't really need ~ it is probably useless save for their compost heap out back. they have a chest of redwood that is full of cut offs from actual cabinetry/door making or otherwise useless wood that is flawed even too severely for house making. there are some cast off pine posts that were up for grabs too. i cut the pine posts into little 'tile' slabs. i love the center two pieces, they remind me of a dusty moth that has fluttered into a window and left its ghost. the base of this tray is one slab of cedar, which the pine is affixed to. the thick wedges on each side were found that way, i assume they were cut incorrectly or the ends of a large used piece. i love them, they are placed slightly off of the cedar base so you can put your fingers under the wedges and lift the tray easily. the sides are two narrow pieces of redwood that i angle cut to give the piece an edgy, asian feel. it excites me to keep working with scraps of wood for now, i might be limited in how much and what kind i can get but that makes it all the more valuable and precious!

7 comments:

ArtPropelled said...

Oh wow, Paula! I really love this tray! It sounds like you have a treasure trove of materials there.

paula said...

thank you robyn! the wood is disappearing there at the job site and the house is almost done...who knows what will be next if anything, gotta get it while i can :)

Nellie's Needles said...

Your tray is wonderful in the mix of patterns, angles, and contrast of woods. Is there a protective finish applied?

I love your small pieces, too. I can almost feel them in my hand.

paula said...

love knowing you like my new work nellie. yes there is polyurethane on the pine. the redwood is already water resistant.

Karen said...

Beautiful and functional too! Love the patterns in the wood.

Rob said...

Pretty cool.

paula said...

coming from you rob, that IS a compliment!