William Heistand
William Heistand
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  • Cambria, CA

Garden Furniture From Repurposed Wood


Oak branches, weathered redwood decking, even what is left of the family's Christmas tree find their way into a repurposed furniture experiment, before being sent into a chipper or a fireplace. Rescued oak branches and a redwood slab have new life as a coffee table for the garden patio. Inverted sections of a redwood cedar trunk with flagstone tops become a set of nesting garden end tables that can also embrace a potted plant or two. Redwood cutoffs from a weathered deck have been reassembled as a sunburst to augment a garden bench or stars to hang. It is rustic and fun...and if an idea does not work out, there is always the fireplace.
Garden end tables and sun bench
Garden end tables and sun bench
Reclaimed redwood decking has become stars hanging from the trees
Reclaimed redwood decking has become stars hanging from the trees
Oak and redwood garden table
Oak and redwood garden table
Garden table
Garden table
Garden table (detail)
Garden table (detail)
Garden end table
Garden end table

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1 question
  • Judy Fisher
    on Feb 19, 2016

    can you purchase the benches that you make?

    • William Heistand
      on Feb 23, 2016

      Most of the items of this post are done as a matter of whimsy and experimentation. The process helps to free up the mind for me to do more formidable and finished projects. The rustic bench or table is often a prototype and example of the "what ifs" or "what could be". Examples to be found at: www.heistand-woodwork.blogspot.com

      , The redwood garden stars led to a request for a fireplace mantel decoration of carved walnut and cherry, A not so simple design of cherry

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