Tables with character: "River tables" made in Canada
Furniture made from wood and epoxy resin
Getting to the root of the matter – the wood
"It takes more than a day's work to make these tables. From the first cut to completion, the whole process takes around four to seven days."
Rich - founder of Rustic Designs by Rich
From a garage to their very own workshop
The first steps
Keeping a cool head
Like a river through wood
Maple treats on maple wood
As our visit comes to a close, Griff and Rich lead us out of the workshop. Outside, their most spectacular project yet is waiting: A bench with legs made from epoxy resin. "This is definitely one of our favourite pieces. We had to be particularly careful to ensure an even flow of resin so that there were no deformations. That's the only way to guarantee the bench will stand securely," explains Griff. We take a seat – a little cautiously at first. But it soon becomes clear that there was no need to worry as the bench easily supports our weight. Shortly after, Andrea comes out carrying a charcuterie board laden with food. "These boards are another big hit with customers!" she declares proudly. "We Canadians like good, hearty food and lots of it – so the boards are a little bit bigger as well. Help yourselves!" We gratefully accept and while away the end of the day enjoying Canadian delicacies – true to form, served on a charcuterie board adorned with a maple leaf.