Before Forged in Wood
After Hurricane Sandy in 2012, our company owners, Dave Schneck and Keith Keiling, decided to work together to clean up and reclaim trees downed by the storm. Their partnership continues today with the creation of Forged In Wood, most notably with their efforts to repurpose the historic 619-year-old Basking Ridge Oak Tree.
In thinking about the lifetime it takes for a tree to grow and the memories it engenders, Dave and Keith envisioned the opportunity to repurpose trees into useful and decorative items. In doing so, the once mighty tree that stood tall and strong in a backyard and may have held a tire swing or tree house of a young child is now transformed into handcrafted items for the home or office.