|Project by KnotCurser||posted 08-16-2011 02:36 AM||1304 views||3 times favorited||9 comments|
A couple of weeks ago, I located some “Mystery Wood” after our State sent some crews out to clean up the overgrown and older brush and trees along our roads – they dropped a HUGE tree with some incredibly bright yellow wood. I waited a few weeks for the poison ivy to die from around it and took as much of it as I could.
I posted a blog to help identify the species and came up with the answer after I found some leaves – It’s Mulberry!
After two weeks drying, the half-inch pieces were dried enough to see what I could do with this stuff – the results you see here.
This stuff is AWESOME! The color is fantastic, it’s iridescent when oiled, and it cuts almost as easy as plywood – very nice grain pattern!
I did this cutting as a “Thank You” for a person that went out of her way to save me some very nice chunks of Cherry wood that I will be getting my hands on in the next couple of weeks.
The piece measures 9×5 inches and is a 1/4 of an inch thick.
I LOVE this stuff – my wife says it looks like a sunset and I agree. It shines.
The pattern I found a long time ago in a scollworkers forum on the internet and decided to save until a better time.
Finish is, as always, a soak in lemon oil and backed with thick felt.
This will most certainly NOT be the last you will see of this wood. :-)
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