|Forum topic by Tennessee||posted 04-13-2012 05:17 PM||1877 views||0 times favorited||26 replies|
04-13-2012 05:17 PM
Last weekend, my wife and I were on the way to Lowes to get some of our spring plants to put around the house. Driving down the road at about 45 MPH, I spot a large pile of what is obviously a freshly cut tree, waiting for the city to pick it up. As I go past, it dawns on me that the wood is not the usual oak or maple, but dark walnut with significant sapwood, providing a beautiful contast.
I go knock on the door, and a very old lady answers. I ask if we can take some, and she looks me over, and says “Why sure, if you can pick it!”
We manage to get four pieces, each about 48” long, some as wide as 18” in diameter, into the truck. Both our backs and my arthritic shoulder are screaming. My wife gamely says, “If you want to take this home and come back for more…” I don’t think so.
-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com