Dan Merlo

198 Ashford Rd
Eastford, CT 06242

Artists Open Studio Dates:

Nov. 27, 28, 29 & Dec. 5, 6
Artist will be demonstrating

Due to Covid, Rescued Wood will be open by appointment only (1 hour increments) during Artist Open Studios. We will also be accepting appointments after Artist Open Studios during the weekends of Dec. 12th and Dec. 19th, 2020. Please see link below to schedule a timeslot.

Please click on this link Rescued Wood appointment to schedule an appointment. Use access code "Bowls". Please be respectful of others by being prompt, as your appointment is specific to you only.         

Visit Rescued Wood on Facebook to see more photos of items that I make. There will be over 200 items available.

For all visits, masks and social distancing is required. Hand sanitizer available on-site. 

Artist Statement:
I have been working with wood for over twenty years. I have always found wood turning intriguing so in 2013 I bought my first lathe and started to develop a new skill. I enjoy turning bowls mostly but turn other items as well.
I start with the hunt for interesting wood to work with from logs, firewood and burls. Using a chain saw, I will cut bowl blanks from found wood and rough turn the bowls. You never know what the wood will reveal until you turn it. It's like Christmas morning every time. The rough bowls are then sealed and set to dry for up to a year. After drying they will be finish turned, sanded and a finish applied. At this time they will be ready for use. Sometimes a customer may have a tree taken down in their yard that is meaningful to them, and they will contact me to turn a bowl for them as a keepsake.
Some of the logs I have milled to use for making tables and other projects that a customer may want. This milled lumber has unique and interesting character that wouldn't be found in a lumber yard.

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