Our cedar wood coasters are truly unique because they are made from hand-selected cedar wood planks reclaimed from 70-year old Chinese houses. Now upcycled for your home.
Cedar wood is extraordinarily lightweight. They protect your table surface from hot mugs and capture the condensation of your ice tea or cocktail. And of course, they look great supporting your favorite beer or end of the day glass of wine.
The uniqueness of each board is derived from the color, grain, lines and knots.
The Story of our Reclaimed Cedar Collection
On one of our many trips to our workshop in China, we stopped in a small town and discovered what looked to be an interesting salvage yard that stocked timber and other used building materials.
We asked about the cedar wood and learned a few things. Before western building materials were introduced in China in the mid-century, people used the local wood, naturally. Chinese Cedar wood was a common material for the building of homes and other wooden structures. The wood has been salvaged, and used most often by local people for small projects.
We tested the material and learned that it was free of chemicals. This makes sense considering the Cedar wood is naturally resistant to staining, bugs and mold.