Shiplap Redwood Vessel
Dimensions: Measures 4 1/2 inches wide and stands 9 1/2 inches tall
Finish: Matte Acrylic
For Indoor Use Only
I made this urn by gluing together 7 pieces of redwood. It's redwood that previously lined the walls of a beach house in Pinellas County Florida. The side of the boards that faced out were painted a color I can only describe as 'aged'. My guess is it was originally a pale shade of cream. Regardless, it was a joy to push the boards thru the planer and see that aged paint disappear.
Even after passing repeatedly thru the planer the boards still retained a few great features that add character to the vessel. There are some nail holes and a few dents. In addition since the vessel is made of many boards instead of one block, it has a unique layered look which shows off the variety of grain patterns and color variations.
The vessel does not hold water but is perfect for twigs, silk flowers, feathers and other creative items. None of those are particularly necessary though, as it has enough personality to hold its own in any setting. The hole is not centered, but offset a bit giving the vessel a slightly modern look. It is shown pictured with a vase made from the same wood. The use of different heights and shapes can add interest in a decor.