|Project by TZH||posted 04-13-2010 02:18 AM||2174 views||6 times favorited||22 comments|
This one took me a long time to finish. The base is Rocky Mountain Juniper, and the top is Ponderosa Pine. It is 53 inches long, 19 inches wide, and just under 31 inches high. The base is a single piece (the two “wings” are branches off the main stem of the tree). The top is removable for ease of moving around because the base weighs about 60-70 lbs by itself, and I was afraid if I glued the top to the base, the weight might bread something if the whole think got lifted. So, I used dowels set in the wings pointing up and one dowel in the center stem pointing down to stabilize the top and prevent it from tipping. Had a lot of fun cleaning this one out – lots of dirt and bark needed to be removed – because this tree died in a forest fire.
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