Monday, April 23, 2012

Lumber from the Salt Lake Valley

Here's a new project that I've kept under my hat for a while, but it is "game on" now: I am now offering furniture made with wood from trees that grew right here in Salt Lake City.  It is a very unusual thing to be able to offer, and I am proud to be able to do it.  I currently have lumber in a few different species, including sycamore and elm, both of which are quite rare but very desirable.  I have boards that are up to 24" wide, so dining room table tops, for example, can be built with just two boards.  I also had most of the "natural edges" left on the boards.  These edges can be incorporated into a finished piece or cut off, depending on what you'd like.

I debated whether or not to post about this topic here on the blog, but I ultimately decided to, since the blog exists as a celebration of sustainable and handmade products.





Here is a photo of a dining room table that I built a few years ago using local lumber like this:




I've also built countertops using similar materials:




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