|Project by hickeymad||posted 11-21-2014 04:33 AM||1741 views||9 times favorited||11 comments|
Version two of the St John’s coat rack was completed this fall and auctioned Nov 9th to benefit the Lumber to Legacy program in Albany Oregon (http://cityofalbany.net/departments/parks-and-recreation/urban-forestry/lumber-to-legacy).
The lumber was salvaged from a construction project in Albany that removed seven very large native Oregon White Oaks. The trees were donated to the city and milled by a local sawyer named Mark Azevedo. The lumber was air then kiln dried and distributed to local artisans as well as a group of high school kids to turn into projects to be sold at auction on November 9 of this year. The proceeds will be used to purchase and protect additional Oregon white oak habitat; of which there is very little left in the state.
The piece sold above my minimum, and though I think it would have done better in Portland, I am happy overall with the price it fetched.
Now on to V. 3!
Photo 3 is of bridge from which the piece was inspired, photo 4 is the white oak from the Hackleman grove from which the pice was built. Photo shows the Hackleman logs cut and drying.