In business for over 32 years, Rare Earth Hardwoods has had a full spectrum of customers, from framing contractors to designers, to artists.
We are proud that Justine Dillenbeck is participating in Art Prize 2015, and is featuring wood slabs from BigWoodSlabs.com, one of the product websites operated by Rare Earth Hardwoods. Justine has tapped Rare Earth Hardwoods to source wood slabs for her stunning pyrography work. Here is a selection of her works from Art Prize 2015:
“Justine Dillenbeck is an illustrator working as a freelance artist in various media and subjects.
Her artistry stems all the way back into the age of four where she impressed her parents with a replication of the character Barney Rubble from the Flintstones on the back of a Cocoa Pebbles cereal box, and from then on drawing has been an integral part of her life. Drawing was always a fascination, leading her to doodle and sketch no matter where she was, oftentimes borrowing napkins from the dinner table and using entire notebooks for sketches.
Her interests lie mainly in animals and science fiction with a wide range between. Her talent impressed many in high school and she later enrolled at Kendall College of Art & Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan, her home town. With college came specific media including watercolor and oil, and then after graduation in 2012 she found herself with a new fascination with wood burning.”source: http://www.justinedillenbeckillustrations.com/about.html
Thanks Justine, for being a fan of Rare Earth Hardwoods and the products at BigWoodSlabs.com!
We received these beautiful photos from a customer who purchased a Brazilian wood slab from us at Rare Earth Hardwoods last May. The homeowners, Jim and Jamie Fudym, used this one-of-a-kind wood slab to create a custom handmade countertop in their home's guest bathroom. Jim was kind enough to send along some photos of the process from start-to-finish. Way to go, Jim! We think this Brazilian wood slab countertop is simply stunning!
Jim said the process involved "white chalk, a good quality jigsaw, a random orbiter sander with 3 grades of sandpaper, and about 5 layers of polyurethane clear coat (spray, satin finish)."
Do you have a wood project featuring wood slabs or lumber from Rare Earth Hardwoods? We'd love to see it! Please contact us via our website or you can send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Rare Earth Hardwoods
Since 1982, Rare Earth Hardwoods has been supplying the world with the finest domestic and imported lumber and wood products.