Live Edge Forest (LEF) creates original and functional art pieces from fallen Ontario trees and ancient timbers drawn from the depths of our lakes, with strong hopes to inspire others to embrace nature in their homes. Knowing that you are saving a tree by reclaiming the life of another adds significance to the fact that each piece is completely unique and handcrafted by Dan and Candice, here in Muskoka.
About the Artists
Dan planted trees for 9 years across Canada. He hit his millionth tree by year six and loved every minute of it! During this time he laid witness to mass tree slash pile burnings. The trees in these slash piles are deemed “unfit” to use which is sad. They cut them down just to burn them. After his planting career came to an end Dan still wanted to work with trees so he pursued his passion for woodworking through self teachings. Knowing so many trees were being tossed aside and burnt, it seeded the idea for Live Edge Forest and the next chapter of his life.
Dan met Candice in the spring of 2015 and their love for nature and one another rooted them together and LEF started it’s growth. Candice has a background in design and a fierce entrepreneurial spirit. Together with their keen eye for capturing the natural beauty and character of the wood; they source, design and hand craft each piece.
LEF creates original and custom furniture pieces + other wood goods from fallen Canadian trees, with strong hopes to inspire others to embrace nature in their homes and lives.