A client asked if I could put some beeswax on the yoga blocks I make from salvaged wood. Sure thing, I said. How hard could that be, I wondered. Not too hard, and I really like the results. I find the 'practice' of making a yoga block as relaxed as I imagine the end user is when they use the prop in their yoga practice. When I am on a salvage run, I always keep an eye out for clean, straight, heat-treated wood that can used for the outside of the box. I set aside interesting offcuts for the 'ends' and then build a production run of a dozen or so, through a process of cutting, glueing, pinning and sanding. These ends are Douglas-fir, salvaged from a 100 year old building off Fan Tan Alley in Victoria, BC's Chinatown. Adding the wax is just another step along the path. I made this wax from olive oil and beeswax, heated over the stove in the kitchen. It smells amazing and the wood just glows.