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Faceted Hourglass Lace-Collar Table by Sherry Barrow

Faceted Hourglass Lace-Collar Table

Faceted Hourglass Lace-Collar Table
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Code: 121SBTBL2
Price: $949.00
Dimensions: 20" H x 11 1/2" W


We almost missed the old beat up factory block lying in a corner of an old warehouse. Almost. Yet when something wants to be rescued, there's no turning away. We hauled it home. We trimmed the worn wood chunk into a faceted hourglass with the smoothest satin surfaces. We added our signature black lightening to stabilize and enhance the cracks and fissures. First the black lightening...but then a bit of bling in the form of a strip of repurposed factory screen with its original patina. We gave it a metal lace collar just to mix it up and add a dash of adventure. Now a true conversation piece, it represents a dichotomy of rugged, yet feminine energy; civilized, yet daring. Well . . . we think so. Standing twenty one inches tall and eleven and a half inches wide, this little slice of transformation can be used as a pedestal, stool, table or plant stand or perhaps you see another use

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My husband and I stopped to rest on a fallen log adjacent to the steep path. The forest had become integral to our relationship, It was spring, and the rains had come, and we saw life as good here in the Lincoln National Forest in the Southern mountains of New Mexico. At 9000 feet, the crisp air is pure and sweet, and we listened to the birds and small mammals rustling about their work, and watched a deer sip from the brook. Nonetheless, as we took in its beauty, we knew that our friend, the forest, was in jeopardy, for we had barely escaped another fire season. “Somebody really ought to try and figure out what can be done to improve this.” Well, yes, they should. For a while, there on that log next to the brook, our discussion focused outwardly, charging “someone” with responsibilities that screamed for attention. “They’d have to have the best science so they’d know how to improve ecosystem function.” “They’d have to recognize the inter-dependence within the forest. The animals all need each other in some way… the birds, squirrels, rabbits, bears, deer, elk, even the big cats.” “They’d have to consider the plants, trees and grasses, and the challenges of a forest service program that culls the sick and dying trees, then burns the slash without acknowledging the carbon impact.” “What if someone could make something out of the woody biomass so it wasn’t burned? Someone could make something that expresses the natural cycle of our forest!” “Wood with a story, done in a sustainable way, with real heart!” Something shifted, and we realized that WE WERE that “someone” who needed to do “something.” “It will be a huge commitment” Glen said, smiling. “Yes. It will.” I smiled too, and in that moment together, we accepted stewardship of something larger than ourselves. As our southwestern Ponderosa Pine forests tangle into dog-haired thickets, catastrophic wild fires ravage our lands. Yet federal and state land managers at last have begun to recognize the impact of decades of preventing the natural fire regime from doing its work. They now realize the necessity of thinning the forested lands in an effort to restore ecosystem function, much like thinning plants growing too closely in a garden. Yet, the carbon emissions of thinned biomass too often piled and burned, compounding the effects of global warming. This was the environment within which Glen and I formed a forest restoration company. We became the “someone” utilizing the woody biomass for sustainable products rather than sending the CO2 up in smoke. Today, our purpose is to find the best use for each size class and species of wood targeted for removal by the Forest Service.

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