Our Mill, like any other, was creating tons of odd-length pieces of scrapped cedar wood each year. There had to be better ways to utilize this seemingly scrap wood. Light-bulb moment, join the small pieces together to make beautiful mosaic boards for garden planters. Sustainable in material and sustainable home garden.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
During a typical milling process, cedar pieces are cut from longer board stock. These pieces are gathered in bins and typically discarded. We “rescue” this material, glue the little pieces together, and turn them into beautiful usable boards to manufacture garden planters. Why does Rescue wood matter? Because no new trees are specifically harvested to produce this planter, eco-friendly and beneficial to responsible forestry practices. In addition we only use sustainably gown SFI/PEFC cedar.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
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PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
100% Rescued Western Red Cedar
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
No tool assembly. Dovetail cuts allow panels to slide into place.
TEAM MEMBERS (10) :
Doug Tracey, Glen Dobi, Jack Janse, John Halac, Glenn Griffin, Scott Haskins, Ryan Rooke, Lindsey Mellard, Penny VanBaale and Liza Boccaccio
Glen Dobi, 2016.