|Project by Tokolosi||posted 07-29-2014 03:20 PM||2273 views||4 times favorited||12 comments|
On July 6, 2013 the Chariot Fire raged in the Laguna Mountains nearby. I was camping up there that weekend and had to evacuate. The fire burned over 7,000 acres of forest and destroyed 149 structures. After the fire I was hired to assist in evaluating the cost of some of the lost structures. One of these were a small lodge, Foster Lodge, owned and operated by the Sierra Club.
The cabin was completely destroyed.
Note the Oak trees that surrounded cabin. Most of these old growth Oaks were lost. While on the site I had a small section of the one of the trees cut. I dried it for a year and then on the anniversary of the fire turned it into this simple little box.
Southern California fires take so much from us every year. I’m glad I could save this little piece.
Bubinga trim, Danish Oil, Wipe on Poly
10 3/8” x 5” x 3 1/2”
-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien