Handmade red resin river coasters.
These coasters are 9.5cm square and made from utile , which is a lovely mahogany-like hardwood with an irridescent “chatoyant” surface. Also known as the “cat’s eye effect”, chatoyancy is an optical effect seen most commonly in gemstones like tigers eye. The colour and luster of the wood appears to shift and “shimmer” depending on the viewing angle. It’s hard to beat that kind of beauty! The resin river is a deep red with a hint of violet. They are all made from offcuts from my larger pieces.
Whenever possible in Lifetimber products I use second life timber that has had a previous life as something else, is reclaimed or salvaged or often was waste or offcuts from another project or woodworker. Most of the wood that I use is reclaimed or offcut hardwoods that are naturally slow growing. This timber is always beautiful and often has character that means it was hard for others to use. I always work with the natural beauty of the wood, highlighting, celebrating and enhancing the natural flaws, knots and patina.
The core philosophy of Lifetimber’s process is to minimise waste: I try to make use of every ounce of wood that comes into my workshop, even the sawdust! By considering a Lifetimber product, you will be helping rescue gorgeous wood from an ignominious end.
Obviously, wood is a natural product and Lifetimber celebrates that: if you are looking for conformity, repeatability and laser cut precision then you are probably looking at the wrong product…. but you have read this far! I therefore encourage you to consider a unique Lifetimber product for all the beauty and joy that it will bring.
If you like what you see and have read, but are after a bespoke commission or customised product, then please get in contact with your requirements and I will see what I can do!
Pete – email@example.com