|Project by Arthouse||posted 11-08-2011 10:26 PM||3127 views||1 time favorited||19 comments|
This is a walnut tree taken from a side of the road rest stop. I caught these state employee tree choppers right before they started cutting it down into three foot sections to cart it off to the dump or the firewood pile . It took some convincing but They chopped it above the crotch and then at the bottom for a total of about fourteen feet. I took it to a local saw mill for the end process of cutting it up. Some of the pieces are twenty inches wide . How lucky am I . I know their are some other people out there cutting there own walnut but in Texas most walnut absorbs different minerals from the soil from other parts of the country giving Texas walnut a reddish and purple flake or color to it. It is rare to find but in Texas the trees grow only in creek bottoms. It takes three months of really cold weather to germenate the seed to start the growing process. It is also so much darker than regular walnut one has to be careful not to use a penetrating finish so as not to darken the furniture to much. Amazing all this and Heaven too.
-- "The hand is the cutting edge of the mind but the wind and sun are the healing factors of the heart