Carmel company turns lost trees into family heirlooms

Wow! Talk about turning someone else’s trash into a handful of treasure. Today on Indy Style, we get introduced to yet another Indiana Original that turns lost trees into family heirlooms… and that’s just the beginning!

Jud Scott, President, Vine & Branch Inc. and Mel McMahon, Indiana Originals, tell us more:

About Vine & Branch Inc.: (courtesy of Jud, himself) 

Located in Carmel Indiana / This is our 41st year in business. We offer Tree Care, Plant Health Care and Consulting Arborist services.

We also have a furniture line which recyles/reclaims wood from trees that have had to be removed. We turn lost trees into family heirlooms.

One fun note in this day of International Trade the wood for the furniture you see has never been more than 25 miles from where it was grown making us truly a local furniture company.

Today’s products:
1- An elm slab sofa table with live edge on industrial legs.
2- A side sofa or hall table which is a marriage of walnut and oak, on industrial pipe legs.
3- A pair of walnut cube side tables.
4- A whimsical pair of stick lamps.
5- A slippery elm coffee table on tubular steel legs.
6- A walnut coffee table made from a salvaged tree stump that spent the last 40 years at the bottom of Morse Reservoir.
7- And some Bonsai tables commissioned for the Indianapolis Bonsai Club to show at the upcoming Mid-American Bonsai Alliance show in Indianapolis this summer.

We have had opportunity to create Rustic Beam benches (which recycle ash trees) for projects at Richey Woods in their outdoor library, at the Hamilton County Parks Nature Center and at the Indianapolis Museum of Art in the ArtPark. We also just finished five benches for the ArtPark that will showcase Rustic Beam benches made out of various species.

See our work at the Indiana Design Center in the Holder Mattress store, in Zionsville at Kogan Lighting and Antiques or by appointment only at the Vine & Branch office in Carmel.

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