This is an attractive shelf that's made of both salvaged ash and cherry wood. The shelf itself is cherry, and the backing is a lovely piece of ash that displays a prominent knot scar at its center. This piece has a rustic, yet soft look due to its curvy natural edges and warm colored wood. Ash is such a beautiful wood, and it's slowly disappearing due to the Emerald Ash Borer. Hopefully, the species will make a comeback, but until then, we're trying to preserve its character in earthy little goods like this shelf, making use of the trees before they succumb to nature. The wood used to make this shelf came from an ash tree that was standing dead.
Top Shelf (cherry wood) - 26 1/4" long x 5 1/4 - 6 1/8" deep x 5/8" thick
Back (ash wood) - 24 3/16" long x 5 1/4 - 6 5/8" high x 5/8" thick
All our shelves are made on our family farm in southeastern Ohio, sanded smooth, and coated in an all natural beeswax and oil finish.
*The wood used to make this product was harvested either on our family farm or a private woodlot within a 50 mile radius. We primarily harvest trees during the winter, when the ground is frozen and there is lesser chance of damage to the forest floor. This, too, is the time all our little critter friends are hidden away in their winters haven.
Trees are selectively cut using the “worst-first” method, and gingerly drug out with the help of a logging cart and our team of Suffolk draft horses. Logs are then taken to the farm’s sawmill, milled into lumber, and put into a solar kiln to dry.
Once the lumber has reached the proper moisture content it is turned into beautiful, functional products for all to enjoy! We intentionally select out lumber with beautiful character in the grain, so each piece has a unique appeal.
**we use only petroleum-free, natural oil finish.