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Meet the Makers

Meet the Makers

We believe in keeping it simple, local and true.

We are on a path of transformation and innovation.

We hope to inspire. 

We are


Candice Sheriff

The Jill of all trades.

 A creative soul with a bachelor of design- Candice keeps the balance and an eye on all the finer details. Do not underestimate her prowess in the wood shop. 

Candice Sheriff of LEF wood-working

Dan Alonso

The original seed.

Dan planted trees across Canada for 9 seasons and this experience is what planted the seed for Live Edge Forest. He is a driving force filled with passion and innovation.

Dan Alonso of LEF wood-working

Together we design, create and share.


Dan planted trees for 9 years across Canada. He hit his millionth tree by year six and loved every minute of it! During this time he laid witness to mass tree slash pile burnings. The trees in these slash piles are deemed "unfit" to use which is sad. They cut them down just to burn them. After his planting career came to an end Dan still wanted to work with trees so he pursued his passion for woodworking through self teachings. Knowing so many trees were being tossed aside and burnt, it seeded the idea for Live Edge Forest and the next chapter of his life.


Dan met Candice in the spring of 2015 and their love for nature and one another rooted them together and LEF started it's growth. Candice has a background in design and a fierce entrepreneurial spirit. Together with their keen eye for capturing the natural beauty and character of the wood; they source, design and hand craft each piece. 


They create original and custom furniture pieces + other wood goods from fallen Canadian trees, with strong hopes to inspire others to embrace nature in their homes and lives.

We were featured on a Netflix show called Restaurants on the Edge!

Netflix show that we were on- Restaurants on the Edge
Netflix show that we were on- Restaurants on the Edge

EPISODE 1: Muskoka


2019 Excellence in Furniture, Muskoka Arts and Crafts

2019 Best in Home Decor, Muskoka Arts and Crafts

2018 Excellence in Furniture, Muskoka Arts and Crafts



Escape with colin + Justin

Living like the River

Dan & Candice go with the flow


Merging Sustainability and Creativity.

The best of Muskoka

Customized vans offer a gorgeous home on the road.

London Free Press

Felled trees into art.

Discover Muskoka

Artist of the Month:

Live Edge Forest

London Free Press

Business Buzz.


Van Tour Video

Yes, we convert vans into tiny homes on wheels, check out our work here

Custom van conversion by Live Edge Forest

Our hope is to preserve the simplicity and beauty of nature by keeping the tree alive.

Our product line is ever-evolving as we co-create sustainable products inspirited by what we love most in life- the outdoors, yoga, our dogs and all things local.

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