I am all about creating cool functional wood art from the cut-offs “scraps” from other projects. First the wood I use came from a guitar company’s dumpster – with permission of course, then my husband and mother-in-law make stuff and put their cut-offs in a special container labeled Sarah’s dumpster. So now you know that I am referred to as the Dumpster Diversion Division of RMK Designs.
My designs are inspired by the shape or suggestion of the piece of “scrap”. As an example I created these necklace holders that were inspired by the shape of the Ebony. The guitar company trims the fingerboards and the result of that operation creates long triangular waste. The ebony ends up in the dumpster and here I come along and say ‘hey I can make some stylish necklace stands with that Ebony’.
As I make a few of a design I develop modifications and improvements in functionality. With the Cherry version I added a tray for rings, pendants and things. I also made it taller to accommodate longer necklaces.