live edge lumber #1: Some cherry slabs from my property

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Blog entry by luv2wheels posted 08-17-2015 12:28 AM 1138 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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.

-- too old to rock & roll......

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#1 posted 08-17-2015 01:23 AM

2 slabs together WILL have to be turned into a table with tressel legs.
Possibley bar top in rec room ?
Now that you have them cut you will find a great use for them.
Sell 1/2 make some good money.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#2 posted 08-17-2015 06:51 AM

That is some beautiful wood, I’m jealous.

-- Allen, Colorado

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#3 posted 08-17-2015 08:51 PM

Beautiful wood.make a awesome table.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#4 posted 09-18-2015 03:04 AM

Robyn: Thats some great lookin wood.

A nice coffee table in front of the TV. I didn’t show you my Burl today when you were at my shop. I need to know what to do with it also.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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