Outside of Portland, Oregon there lives a loving family of four.
This Easter, one of our customers will be presenting her husband, son, and daughter with a ring, to represent the covenant they all entered at the parent’s marriage. The wood comes from a 90 foot tall cherry tree that was in their backyard. The tree had to come down because it was dropping an unhealthy sludge. Sad to see it go, the family which hosts more then one woodworker, will be salvaging the wood in different ways, including creating a cherry table. The rings we created came from a mossy green branch she had sent us. Also included in the ring design, is an inlay of acacia wood, which holds religious significance. It is thought that the Arc of the Covenant was made out of acacia wood, and also that Jesus was crucified on a cross from an acacia tree. On the inside of the rings are each family member’s initials, as well as a favorite bible verse.
When our time on this Earth is limited and even the trees decay, the most meaningful thing we can do is share our time, our space, and our stories with the ones we love every day.