|Forum topic by redwoood||posted 07-24-2012 05:46 PM||2524 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
07-24-2012 05:46 PM
Just signed up on here and it looks like a great forum.
Unfortunately, I have as close to zero wood skills as a person can get.
However, I do have a whole bunch of large logs from a monster redwood my wife had cut down a few years back at her property in Mill Valley, CA but never did anything with the wood. I’ve been told that they are 100 to 115 year old second growth logs. 8 to 12 foot long. Wood from 800-1000 year old, old growth redwood tree.
Her father passed away about 4 years ago, and left her a little cabin in the woods. It’s a beautiful little property, but it had this enormous 200 foot tall tree looking like it was going to fall, so she had it taken down. But now we have all this beautiful wood and no skills to utilize it.
Because this property was her fathers and is where she and him used to spend their summers together all through her childhood, it is a very special place to her. So I wanted to somehow find a way to give her a memory of the place.
I would happily give away the wood to one of you talented folk, in exchange for a bit of furniture or something similar made from the tree in return. I don’t know if this is a good deal, but we were told that the logs we have would be worth tens of thousands of dollars. However, we don’t have the money to mill it or anything like that, so this is my offer.
I hope someone is interested in this, or if not, could point me in the right direction as to what to do with these beautiful logs.
Thanks in advance!