What are the mountainscapes made of?
Most of what I work with is western redcedar, although I use whatever comes my way. Cedar naturally has a wide range of color (from deep brown, to pink to straw yellow) and I try to choose those colors that work best together to make an interesting piece.
Where is your material for the mountainscapes sourced from?
All of my material is sourced from local mills. When wood blanks are cut to size, there is extra material called falldown that is usually thrown away or turned into mulch. That's where I come in–– turning this falldown into art to brighten homes.
How can I request a custom piece?
Shoot me an email with what you're thinking.
Can I put my mountainscape outside?
With most mountainscapes, I finish them with a natural oil or wax based protectant. I wouldn't recommend putting one outside, as direct sunlight and harsh weather will discolor and damage the wood. If you would like one designed for the outdoors, send me a request for a custom piece and I'll make one for you!
Can I use my slab outside?
Absolutely! Most of these slabs are perfectly suited for the outdoors. In order to protect the wood, however, they need to be finished with a varnish, stain, or other protectant to maintain the color and moisture content.
Will my slab change over time?
Structurally, the slab may change a small amount over time. It could present a small checking, cupping or bowing, but this depends on its moisture content (MC) and the application. Generally speaking, the thicker a piece, the less likely it is to change.
What kind of slab is best for me?
The appropriate slab for your application depends on durability and environment. Softwoods, like cedar and Douglas-fir are softer than harder woods like maple or walnut. For a tabletop, harder woods are ideal.