|Project by middlevalleylumber||posted 12-27-2009 07:41 PM||9786 views||4 times favorited||8 comments|
*finished pictures yet to taken and posted
This is a 50” diameter end grain white oak slab, of two conjoined trees. It’s around 120 years old, and came off a property in Chester, NJ. The client was heavily landscaping their back yard and my buisness partner came in to do the initial logging. Some logs were sold, others were gathered for a custom flooring project to incorporate back into their home. The logs were sawn into 5/4” wide planks, air dried for two years, then subcontracted to a kiln in CT. After dried we milled the wood down into their flooring, yet to be installed.
This slab is the base of the biggest tree which we harvested for them. The base (not shown, yet to be photographed). This slab came from the very ground level. Above this slab, another 4’ tall section was saved. Now two years later after finishing up the table top, I took the 4’ tall x 4’ diameter chunk, and literaly carved back the growth rings to expose the younger tree, while exadgerating the root system a good bit.
It was fun chainsaw carving the base, but it must have been 95 degrees out in the summer sun!