Today’s featured item is a beautiful desk caddy, featuring live edges (meaning uncut and following the natural shape of the tree) and cracks throughout the tree rings that give this piece a ton of character. It has the feeling of having been well loved for a long time, and will comfortably hold lots of tools on your desktop. The wood is chestnut, which is not only a very rare tree in this area, but is also part of the heartwood of the tree, showing the initial growth rings which are so beautiful! This very old tree came to us from downtown Columbus, after it fell in a storm and had to be removed. This hardwood is dark and rich in color, more so than most other woods we have ever worked with. Josh originally made one of these at the request of some very good friends of ours as a gift for her husband who is a graphic designer. They are a great use for “end cuts” of wood, that would otherwise be mulched or used for firewood. I love when a new project can be born from something that would otherwise have had minimal value.