Burls, whorls, knots, spalting — the creations of Reid Harris, co-owner of Northern Edge Craftworks, highlight a story unique to each tree he hand-crafts into a table, a bench, or another piece of furniture.
Many of Harris’ creations showcase what’s called the tree’s live edge — the natural line where the outer bark removed.
“It takes a lot of work,” Harris said. “It has to be hand sanded, hand finished.”
It’s also, however, “alive, organic and unique” — something that, in a video on his website, Harris says is closer to interpreting wood than crafting it.