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In 2002 from a cash of probably 80 year old growth walnut that I found in a barn that was being cleared from 67 Acres to make room for a shopping mall in Charlestown, WV. I came across this barn that had been knocked down and saw a lot of boards that I first thought were maybe oak or just part of the barn. There were 12” and 15” 12 to 16 feet long plus an assortment of skinny boars as well but everything was at least 1” thick so I loaded up the larges ones and left the rest. A few days latter I was stacking the lumber I found and upon closer examination it dawned on me that this was not oak (It was packed with so much dust from being in the barn for so many years you could not see the surface.) I took a knife and scraped away the surface and discovered that they were Cherry and Walnut of the best quality I’d ever seen! Realizing what it was I jumped in my truck to go back for the rest only to find it had been plowed under and destroyed. My heart sank so defeated I got back in my truck and headed home but realized just how lucky I was to get the 150 BFT that was there. Above is the end table I built to go with this story.
-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/