|Project by Arthouse||posted 10-19-2011 02:41 AM||1701 views||2 times favorited||4 comments|
In Texas we have a serious problem killing thousand of Live oak trees a disease called decline. When I travel across Texas and witness thousands of acres of dead trees I try and see if I can use the trees into some sort of way before it turns to firewood. This is my first attempt . The trees are usually large and always have a hollow center. In this design I have cut a square around the hollowed center and cut a section out to use the heavy live oak tree as the base cradling the V white oak for a coffee table . Their is a piece of glass that is not pictured that is used as the top. I have also carved some of the dead wood out of the center and painted it with milk paint for a accent making sure anyone can see through to give it that light and airy similar to a sculpture .To let the eye travel through the piece to add interest . If anyone has any ideas for the Live oak please let me know. The wood is a textured multi colored wood that is as hard as mesquite or harder . All this and Heaven too.
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