This is a very cool project that I feel honoured to have taken part in. The brush in the photo was hand turned by me however the wood used is the unique part. The wood is original Douglas Fir framing lumber taken from a renovation on the Boulder Hotel in Vancouver. The hotel was built in 1890! Giving us a basic date of 130 year old framing lumber not including the life of the tree before that! This piece was so unique I had to design a logo to be engraved in the bottom to commemorate this piece of wood. The apothecary mugs seen with the brush feature hand turned handles made of local Victoria wood called London Plain. A gorgeous wood with a grain that more resembles ripples on a pond than wood. All in all I’m a little jealous of the recipient on the other end of this gorgeous little package.
I do have a few more pieces of the Douglas Fir and will be working on a limited edition run of brushes similar to the Vintage Insulator brushes from a little while back. Keep your eyes peeled!