firewood or beautiful table for local community?

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firewood or beautiful table for local community?

My guess is a little of both.  I have to admit that, on first glance this heap of deadwood looks perfect for keeping us warm this winter.

Yesterday we used our 6000lb fork lift to remove this big log from the trailer, then cut a couple of three foot sections off the top end of it. I have to admit, when I first saw the way it was falling apart as we cut into it, I was disappointed.

Typically, a storm damaged tree is never considered for lumber or furniture.  The damage and stresses that it incurred send it straight to the landfill.  But since we start with logs, make our lumber, only for our own furniture needs, many times we can find amazing beauty here.  And I have confidence that this will be no exception.

Later this morning, videographer Andrew Reed is planning to stop by the studio to document the first steps of our process of making this table for Phil Campbell.

firewood or beautiful table for local community?