|Project by DocT||posted 10-05-2010 05:43 PM||2146 views||0 times favorited||12 comments|
Here is an enclosed form that I did a while ago as a thank you for my father-in-law. For those of you not familiar with the redbud, it is usually a small tree that grows natively as an understory tree and is used quite often around here as an ornamental in planting beds. It has beautiful red/fuscia/purple blossoms in the spring which are replaced with interesting heart-shaped leaves. Overall a nice tree, but not one that is often used for lumber. This redbud was growing in my father-in-law’s backyard. We counted over 120 growth rings and the trunk measured about 20” diameter. Colossal by redbud standards! If not for a horrendous wind storm, it would still stand today.
This enclosed form stands about 6” tall and is 9” diameter. It doesn’t show well in the pictures, but I was surprised by the intensity of colors and variations. Oranges and greens and browns. Quite beautiful wood.