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Forum topic by WoodYard posted 03-31-2011 02:24 AM 672 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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WoodYard

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03-31-2011 02:24 AM

I just saw an Antiques Roadshow that had an 1820ish Curly Maple Desk made in Ohio. The guy appraising it said it was the curliest he had ever seen. It was incredible. Has anyone else seen it? Had a great patina.

-- Rick Wood TheWoodYard.com


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#1 posted 03-31-2011 02:46 AM

Ya, with all the timber cut down in this country from before it’s birth, it saddens me to think how much fine hardwood, like you described here, got consumed as fuel, etc.. I can only imagine how beautiful that maple was and all the other gorgeous stuff that was “cleared” to make city’s and what not.

-- Childress Woodworks

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#2 posted 03-31-2011 07:20 AM

Was this it?

-- Childress Woodworks

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#3 posted 03-31-2011 08:12 AM

I read at the time of the Revolution, wood cutters had to go out a day’s drive to cut firewood and the land around Philadelphia was barren.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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