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WELCOME TO Kari's One In A Million 

 Custom art, live edge tables, and more. Art, INSPIRATION from nature, imagination, and real life.




Resin ice table, live edge with Bark intact, resin powder table

Kari's One In A Million

Kari Janiszewski/Owner&Artist

 Welcome and Thank you for visiting Kari's One In A Million. My name is Kari and I've always had a passion for art, wood, and everything about nature. Being one with nature and experiencing peace from it.


 So excited to share my work and story with you! Whether you're looking to shop, learn more about live edge & Art, or just browsing through pictures, I'm excited to have you! Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions!


*My Paintings*


Painting and anything that has to do with art has been my addiction for as long as I can remember. It is theraputic, fun, and you get to hang something beautiful when your done. I paint with acrylic and oil paints. I also mix paint with resin, it creates a different look that I love. Most of my art work is done on gallery wrapped canvases, I've done a few on wood boards etc.  My Paintings express real life emotions. Every painting has a story behind it. I felt inspired to share my art with others, hoping to inspire and bring hope & beauty to those around me.


*My Wood Work*



Wood is something I find amazing and fascinating! It is natures art and so much more. Which is why I started making live edge tables. Live edge tables, from reclaimed wood, is my specialty. I enjoy Sanding each slab and finding all the amazing markings and counting the endless rings. Creating something beautiful out of a tree that once stood tall but was taken down due to weather, bugs, etc. 

Reclaimed live edge is very special and unique. It makes stunning furniture!

Reclaimed, live edge

Nature is fasinating and beautiful in so many ways. Reclaimed Live Edge is a slab cut from a tree that fell or had to be cut down. Every Live Edge slab tells a story. The rings not only tell you it's age but the long history of its existence. Making every slab unique and beautiful.


The Soul, Art & Craftsmanship in Natural Live Edge is something that's born within side you. It's very hard work but I personally love it! One of the greatest things about live edge furniture is that no two slabs are the same. Every piece is unique. BUY HANDMADE, be One In A Million not One of Millions. Every live edge is reclaimed and hand sanded by me. I can not express how beautiful live edge tables are. The pictures do not do justice. I love them all. 

There is a gigantic level of dedication and physical work when it comes to live edge. You have to have the passion and love for this work to make it work!
I look at the patterns and even voids in a raw slab to maximize the characteristics each piece has the potential to offer. That is what makes every piece so amazing. Sublime! Exquisite! Dazzling!

Picture of before and after

Live Edge Video

The Art Of Live Edge

~ Live Edge transformation. The Video above let's you see behind the scenes. A glimpse into the amazing transformation of live edge wood. Enjoy! ~

▪ How It All Began ▪

~ How I started  ~

How I started creating art and live edge tables... I wanted to make my son a chair from wood. After a very interesting and fun experience I was hooked.  I kept playing around and making different things, now, 5 years later I have an Etsy shop, website, and customers from all over.

I've always loved painting. In my 20s my sisters and I would open a bottle of wine and just paint all night. My home (before kids) always had an art room where I would paint and listen to music. After kids I had a life changing experience that made me have to take a step back and find myself. I poured my emotions into many paintings and chainsawing during that time;) I wanted to give hope and encouragement to any and everyone going through hard times. So I started to share my work and things went from there.


As far as my wood well every peice has a funny and interesting story behind it. It's not easy to find reclaimed wood that is just right for a table and it is not easy to lift wood onto a truck or car. I've had to roll wood down streets to my home, I've broken a dolly trying to get a massive cedar slab into my girlfriends car, I could go on and on. The struggle of finding and moving wood is real but worth it every time! I've gotten lucky and have found some absolutely stunning pieces! The lines, the shape, the colors, all amazing! Something about sanding and chainsawing is very therapeutic as well.


Live Edge.. why so valuable? Well where do I begin, it's not only unique but the trees that produce those slabs are much older, most trees for lumber are around 25 years old. The older trees, I find just by pure luck, have fallen due to a storm, etc. Finding one that is big, beautiful, and old is harder to do than you would think. Then you gotta transfer that bad boy! ;) but it ends up being one of a kind every time.


Every one of my paintings has a story as Well. My emotions go into my paintings. I love expressing myself through art. Huge stress reliever.
Creating art and being amazed at Gods Art. Couldn't ask for a better job.

Spalted maple live edge table with resin and resin ice in the middle

The beginning... My first resin table and painting

Resin!  It was a love hate relationship in the beginning;) many trial and errors. I've got it down now after many disasters. I've had paint and resin mix looking like a huge marshmallow in between the cracks of a tree and many awful, sticky, messes when it did not cure at all. That's just naming a few disastrous experiencesI have it down packed now though ;) I love the way it looks alone, with paint, resin ice, glow, and more. Options are endless.

Woman looking up, resin with acrylic paint

The Process... finding, loading, cutting, sanding, and more.

The Art Of It...

The Work that goes into live edge 

This work is not for everyone. One must have a strong passion and huge dedication. The finding of reclaimed wood is harder than you would think. Then you have to transfer that bad boy. Wood is very heavy! Once transferred you can start chainsawing. 

4 pictures showing process of live edge transformation

Process.....

Once you have your slab cut, you then make sure all bugs are out (as Many as possible). My favorite part is next.... sanding! This is when you discover what colors and markings your slab has! Sand to perfection, and sand some more. Sanding is huge! 

NEXT comes the resin or finish and legs.

Live edge red cedar

Live Edge with resin

This is what resin mixed with resin ice looks like in the middle of a slab. I also mix resin with glow and other products for a special look.

Resin mixed with glow and resin ice

What is spalted?

"Spalting is any form of wood coloration caused by fungi. Although primarily found in dead trees, spalting can also occur in living trees under stress. Although spalting can cause weight loss and strength loss in the wood, the unique coloration and patterns of spalted wood are sought by woodworkers.[1]" 

Basically all the amazing black lines and different colors in some slabs. Spalted wood is beautiful!

Spalted reclaimed live edge maple

Zone line (spalting)

Zone lines
Dark dotting, winding lines and thin streaks of red, brown and black are known as zone lines. This type of spalting does not occur due to any specific type of fungus, but is instead an interaction zone in which different fungi have erected barriers to protect their resources.[8] They can also be caused by a single fungus delineating itself. The lines are often clumps of hard, dark mycelium, referred to as pseudosclerotial plate formation.[11]
Zone lines themselves do not damage the wood. However, the fungi responsible for creating them often do.

My Latest Additions 


This beauty is amazing. Very old cedar from swamp in AR.

Live Edge oak 1st resin pour. Will be my biggest pour ever!

Made 2 Japanese maple cutting boards and cake stands for mother's day! This wood is amazing! This picture is of my 3rd one I just finished.

Live Edge Oak,  Infinity River Table. A customer was kind enough to give me this wood after termites took over the tree.

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

I take custom orders. I'm always finding new and different types of reclaimed wood. I'm more than happy to send you pictures of what I have now and we can go from there. Prices vary. Size of wood, length of legs, value of wood, etc. I would be honored to work with anyone who is interested in bringing a peice of nature into their home. I will communicate with you through out the entire process. Please contact me if you have any questions. ◇ Below there is a section where you can send me your information. ◇

Amazing live edge cypress table with resin

EXAMPLE PRODUCT/SERVICE

450.00

This table is just an example product, it has been sold. I always have wood in stock to take custom orders like this one.

It just doesn't get much better than live edge furniture. Pictures do not do justice to their beauty. BUY HANDMADE AND GET 1 IN A MILLION NOT 1 OF A MILLION. To place a custom order I would need a down payment before I start. Please email me for more information.

I've made everything from live edge tables to live edge coasters to live edge cake stands. Have something special in mind? Just let me know.

One of my favorite customers! 

In honor of 1 amazing customer.... my Grandma!

My Grandma is not just an amazing Grandma. She's an amazing woman, with a massive heart. A God fearing woman who has set an amazing example for us. She came to visit after going through a hard time and fell in love with a spalted maple table. (She has good taste as well) I'm so happy she now has it in her new home. It makes my soul happy! I pray it brightens up her room and is a conversation peice.


My amazing customer, my grandma, and her live edge table

Testimonials 

“I love my new table! I’m inspired to salvage those three slices I have in my yard! Would you mind if I ask you questions along the way?"

- Jodi, Little Rock, AR.


Testimonial from our client

"We love this table Kari made for us. It was a pleasure working with her.  I was kept informed about the progress.  shipping was fast and the table was wrapped securely. Kari  communicated with me throughout the whole process. Thank you, Kari- stunning work!!!


-  -gidgetinsb

Testimonial from our client

So beautiful! This is the perfect piece for my new apartment. Loved the personilzed thank you note too, so sweet!

- xtinersoenthal

TESTIMONIALS

Table picture after it arrived at customers home

"I Absolutely adore this table! The craftsmanship is unmatched and this will be the new centerpiece for my living room. It feels like a living peice of furniture. So much wonderful energy from this peice. Beyond grateful to have discovered Kari and her shop."

JennGram from CA.
Customer sent me pictures of table in her home


GET IN TOUCH!


Do you have any questions? Feel free to reach out to me and ask away! 


Can't get enough of my live edge wood work? Visit my Etsy shop to see more! 


 Want to know more about my work process?

Follow me on Instagram to see how it all works. I publish new content regularly. There is never a dull moment on my Instagram page.



Pecan Live Edge!!

Found reclaimed Pecan wood and it's beautiful!!! The red lines are amazing and the middle is going to be so pretty and insane. When I'm done with IT it will be amazing!😘😍

Live Edge Oak

Beautiful oak, give to me from a client. It's turning out to be one amazing table!

Japanese maple

3rd Japanese maple cake stand done! Just have to attach it to my antique bowl. I used a lamp for the 1st, a pipe leg for the 2nd. They all have been pretty and unique!

Japanese maple cake stand

Japanese maple cake stand in the Making.  On an antique bowl.

World's best friend

Frank Lloyd Wright said, “The best friend on earth of man is the tree: When we use the tree respectfully and economically, we have one of the greatest resources of the earth.” …

Glow!!!

My new addition. Charged it by sunlight today and wow! Glows beautifully!

Pecan Live Edge!!

Found reclaimed Pecan wood and it's beautiful!!! The red lines are amazing and the middle is going to be so pretty and insane. When I'm done with IT it will be amazing!😘😍

Live Edge Oak

Beautiful oak, give to me from a client. It's turning out to be one amazing table!

Japanese maple

3rd Japanese maple cake stand done! Just have to attach it to my antique bowl. I used a lamp for the 1st, a pipe leg for the 2nd. They all have been pretty and unique!

Japanese maple cake stand

Japanese maple cake stand in the Making.  On an antique bowl.

World's best friend

Frank Lloyd Wright said, “The best friend on earth of man is the tree: When we use the tree respectfully and economically, we have one of the greatest resources of the earth.” …

Glow!!!

My new addition. Charged it by sunlight today and wow! Glows beautifully!