Author Archives: Mel

About Mel

My name is Mel, and I split my time living, working and playing in southeastern Pennsylvania and southern Vermont. I'm a reclaimed wood artist who loves to continually find ways to repurpose wood and give it new life. "Nature Calls: Reclaimed Wood Designs" is my business dedicated to doing that! Thanks for stopping by!

The Greenhouse

This is a little project I’ve been working on in my spare time. “Little” quickly morphed into something much larger. I guess that’s what happens when you get more windows than you expect, you don’t draw out a plan ahead of … Continue reading

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Jamaica, Vermont

Thrilled to be accepted to The Best Little Arts & Crafts Show in Vermont, taking place on May 6! It’ll be a great weekend to visit this idyllic village AND it’s much more affordable than traveling to the other Jamaica.  May 6-7 is … Continue reading

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The Transformer

As a rustic artist, I typically steer clear of “modern” builds, but there was just something about the angles on this oddly shaped rectangular slab that caused me to “branch” out. (Yeah. I know. What a bad pun at this hour of … Continue reading

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The Workbench

I’ve been (figuratively) sitting on a prized piece of lumber that a woodworker gave me in the fall during a trade. It doesn’t have a live edge. The grain isn’t something that sets it apart. It was uneven and covered in … Continue reading

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High Top Barn Wood Table

I feel bad for anyone who has had to share a washing machine and dryer with me. I have some bad habits and downright annoying quirks. Not emptying my pockets before doing laundry is one of them. Or maybe my downfall is … Continue reading

Posted in barn wood, Reclaimed wood, rustic decor, rustic table

Pallet Love Seats

There are a lot of things people don’t tell you. Like, if you pierce your tragus, you will never be able to comfortably wear ear buds again. Or if you need to get rid of stale bread crumbs, emptying them down your garbage disposal … Continue reading

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Pallet Bar Set

One of a kind pallet high top table with two comfy, wide bar stools. The tabletop and seats are finished with 320 grit, making them very smooth. Made 100% from recycled materials! Three piece set (table, two stools):  $165.00  (East … Continue reading

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