Like many others, we are drawn to Colorado by the Rocky Mountains’ endless source of outdoor activity. Whether we were driving into the mountains to hike, ski, or fish, it became increasingly more difficult to find unscathed land that wasn’t blanketed with stretches of bleak grey trees as far as the eye could see.
The dead-standing lodgepole pines affected by the Mountain Pine Beetle equal an area the size of Rhode Island and unless removed and re-purposed, the trees choke the forest’s ability to regenerate and greatly increase the risk of forest fires.
This inspired us to find a meaningful way to recycle these trees and we founded Colorado Tables as a company dedicated to creating heirloom quality, handcrafted tables from 100% reclaimed Beetle Pine.
Graciously, the beetles that caused the trees’ demise also imprinted a dramatic blue/grey stain, giving rise to it’s popularity in custom woodworking projects. By milling whole trees ourselves, we are able to bring out the most unique character in the wood and minimize our waste.
Beetle Pine excites us as woodworkers because we are able to create high-end, one-of-a-kind products without contributing to deforestation. Join us in our mission to restore Colorado’s forests and add a lasting piece of beautiful Beetle Pine to your home!
Please feel free to contact us with questions or arrange a visit to the shop if you are in the Denver area.