A New Life: Cedar
The western cedar, from which docks on Georgian Bay and in 'Cottage Country' were made, was used because of its ability to resist rot. But even these natural qualities give way over time to weathering and wear.
I have made a point of securing torn up docks to recycle their deck boards to make pieces such as these. As these boards weathered, the rich textures and colours of the cedar succumbed to a gray colour.
These pieces not only show off the reds, oranges and browns of the cedar, they show what the weathering has done. The characteristics that make this wood versatile also allow it to be reborn as functional art.