Go the distance!
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Front Range Colorado
Very old wood
Sometime in the late 1700s-early 1800s, an acorn fell from a tree in the
forest of Indiana. Over the next 100yrs it grew into a huge oak tree.
Sometime in the late 1800s-early 1900s, a man cut this tree down and hued it
into a beam for his barn. That barn nurtured his farm and family for the next
~100yrs. Sometime around 2005, that barn was torn down. The wood was purchased
by some guys that repurpose old wood as a business. This beam and many others,
were deemed unusable to them. I got access to this wood as a source of fire wood.
I took 5 cords of wood off their site a couple of years ago. Once I started taking it
into the shop and slicing it up, I didn't realize what I had. I conjured this kitty out
of a piece of this wood. The veneer of the kitty is spalted maple. I love the scars of
age that show in this wood.
Drawer pulls are drawer guts.
I feel privileged that such a bounty was presented to me
and I have an opportunity to preserve this amazing wood.
(If someone knows how to orient the pic, please let me know)
Last edited by BigJim; 03-30-2019 at 11:40 AM.