OK – so this is going to be a series of unique projects … the material shown in the kiln is from a source we can not yet reveal … it’s a 375-400 year old white oak tree harvested from a historic location. We picked up the wood about two months ago milled but very wet. (20-30% moisture in some of them!)
It’s been properly kiln dried by our friends at Willard Brother’s lumber – and all but one slab has been surface prepped. The last one won’t fit in their equipment so we’re having it CNC milled to surface two faces.
Each slab below is being cataloged and inventoried, measured and spec’ed out to determine what its destiny will be. One actually split so nicely into three sections we’re thinking of doing a nesting table of three legged tables. One may be a server, one may be a desk, the rest tables of sorts.
Keep an eye on this blog series – it will take us some time to get these all processed through – hopefully we’ll have them done by fall. We’ll get closeups of the surfaces as we move them around.
At some point we will hopefully be able to reveal the source of the material! Until then it’s gonna just have to be a mystery!
-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman www.artisansofthevalley.com