Edinburgh Elm Project

Jo was commissioned to make this mid-century modern inspired coffee table, using Elm from The Meadows in Edinburgh.

The client was born and raised in Edinburgh and they were keen to be part of the Edinburgh Elm Project. This project, headed by The SFMA, aims to make use of trees that have succumbed to Dutch Elm disease. These trees have to be felled to prevent them falling down due to high winds. Under normal circumstances the timber would be burnt or sent to landfill, through this project these amazing Elm trees have been given a new lease of life. The disease only affects the outer part of the tree and the timber can still be used to make furniture.

This Elm is from a tree that stood in the Meadows for over a hundred years and is now living on in the form of a simply beautiful coffee table.