Several years ago we had a local tree service top a very tall cherry tree that they described a being top heavy. I felt it was a real threat to our house, but my wife asked them to leave approximately 12 feet standing. It sprouted new limbs, especially at the top, but I also noticed it had ants going in and out of the bark and that it had a large burl.
I hated to see the burl go to waste, so I cut it just above a crotch and found it was solid all the way through. This forced me to rethink my original plan of cutting away the wood on either side of the burl. With a log just under 2 feet in diameter and just under 7 feet long I became obsessed with getting it onto a trailer and having it cut into flitches. This was done in March of 2014, so it has been about 1 1/2 years.
Here are some pictures of the result and I am open to suggestions/ideas about how to use these slabs. I have several ideas, but am not going to say what they are, because I may hear some ideas that out of the box. I have 7 flitches that are 8/4 thick and one burl approx 10/4 qt the thickest and 12-15 inches in diameter.
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