Essence of Nature
Cream Ridge, NJ
Paul and I started our home-based business upon retirement. We took his love of woodworking, and my love of decorating and combined them into our company, Essence of Nature. Since we both have always thought it important to conserve and protect the environment, we decided to reuse recyclables and turn them into functioning art.
Our chosen medium is used wooden pallets and used wine barrels. After taking them apart, we plane and fine sand the wood, then cut it to our design specifications. We then stain the wood, put several polyurethane coats on it, and then assemble our wine racks. Some have added a black pipe or copper trim. We use a variety of stain colors and do customize color and design upon request.