The idea for Slate Accents was started innocently enough, on a commute home from work. A house was having its slate roof removed and replaced with metal roofing. I asked what was being done with the old slate shingles and was told that they were being thrown in a dumpster in the back.
It seemed to be a shame to just throw out such a beautiful, natural product. I salvaged a few loads of the larger pieces I could find and took them home wondering what I could do with my new find.
I didn’t necessarily have the time available, but ambition and curiosity got me into tinkering around to see what I could make of this material.
After some trial and error, and breaking several pieces, I eventually purchased a good set of tools and saws for working with the slate. I have since been working on making picture frames, coasters, clocks, and acquiring more slate whenever available.
The process has been enjoyable so far, and I hope that you enjoy our products.
Brad Coulson – Lead Craftsman