"And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul." ~John Muir
River driftwood and forest windfalls are gathered by hand using not much more than boots, a saw, and a good axe. Oh yea. And pants. Except on the occasions I wear the Bigfoot suit. Keeps the tourists away from my gathering spots.
I always give thanks for the wild resources and place a heavy consideration on it's role in the local biodiversity. We should not be greedy. Only take what we need. All material is hand processed, carefully cured, and shaped into it's final form with skill and tremendous passion. Each piece is unique. Nothing is mass produced, resulting in a one of a kind heirloom.
I also get materials from trees left by power line workers, neighbors, and local market places. These trees have a history intertwined with humans. Maybe some kid watched the world spin around from an old tire swing or played marbles under a thousand dancing leaves. Maybe it housed an old treehouse. Maybe it provided that sacred and secret place for the anticipation filled minutes leading up to a first kiss. Human History... To be cut up into firewood may provide a family warmth for a season, but to be preserved in functional art is forever.
Thank you for checking out Deadwood Forest Co.
Wild American Craftsman