|Project by GersCustomWoodworks||posted 08-11-2016 09:18 PM||442 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
A true one off piece built from very old cypress. This pecky cypress from the former swamps of Southeast Missouri has had a long life or after life I guess. As told by the client it was part of a barn then a pot belly stove surround and now this little book shelf with a big story. I’m honored to now be a tiny part in that long history. Thank you to the Painton family, founders of Painton, Missouri as I understand it and another part of the history of this piece.
Client had just enough to salvage this little primative piece. I had one board left over that would have required a lot of injected glue to make stable enough to use. The boards I used required some glue injections. She was very generous to trade me that last board as part of my labor. (Personal project to come).
Most wouldn’t know the significance of this coming from the Missouri swamps. For the most part they are completely gone with little to no trace. They were drained and turned into very fertile farm land many years ago.
-- Jeff, Missouri, http://www.facebook.com/gerscustomwoodworks