|Project by PhillipRCW||posted 10-25-2016 06:16 PM||708 views||2 times favorited||3 comments|
In my woodworking experience, a story always has me more enthusiastic about a project. The story here actually made it kind of bittersweet. This bench is about as simple as it gets, but the wood behind it has a longer story.
This is the last slab from a cottonwood tree that was destroyed in the summer of 2013. We had a huge tornado sweep through Moore, Oklahoma (and a few other communities). It destroyed everything in its path including half of my neighborhood. Of course my luck required it to be the half I lived in. I found these trees the following summer after we moved back. The individual was still clearing debris from his land. I took everything I could get with a Uhaul and a hotshot trailer to a local saw mill and had it slabbed. This wood helped me kick start my woodworking business. The logs yielded some gorgeous pieces for various projects, but the last one I felt needed to be as simple as possible to really just highlight the beauty that came from such horrible destruction.
I hope you all like it.
-- Phillip- Measure twice, cut onc.... Hey look, it's rustic.