"SANDY'' hurricane remnants

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Welcome to Sandy. A table we were commissioned to make using a remarkable piece of wood that Hurricane Sandy of 2012 left behind. This solid white oak table top measures 93’’ long and almost as wide at the root flare. It is approx. 4’’ thick. Many hours of chainsawing, routering, design, sanding, finishing and to say the least very heavy lifting went into this special table. The log weighed nearly 1 ton and now we estimate the top to weigh about 350lbs. The bench is made from the same log so the curve and wood grain follow beautifully. It was a very rewarding project. Thank-you to all involved in this transformation. I beleive this to be a perfect example of adding value to the forest. What could have been $80 worth of fire wood is now a one of a kind heirloom table that will hopefully last as long as the spirit of all those who were touched by Hurricane Sandy.

-- "Safe woodworking isn't just about avoiding injury, it is also about avoiding extinction." CKG

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#2 posted 464 days ago

What an incredible slab. That 3rd picture says is all “Massive”! A bit of beauty in all that destruction. Nice work!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#3 posted 464 days ago

Very nice (massive) table.

-- Mel,

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#4 posted 464 days ago

What an awesome way to remember the storm
Very inspiring


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#5 posted 464 days ago

I love it. I totally understand the weight issue.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#6 posted 463 days ago

Nice to have friends! Looks great in its new setting.

Hard to keep perspective about trees when they are strewn about a disaster area?

Great work!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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