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We met the West’s at the SCI show. They told us they had some wood they thought we would like to use. Jeffrey works for a company that is working to restore the Redwood forest. A hundred years ago they used wood, especially those which were not good straight lumber, burls and stumps, to fill ditches and build roads. Now they are getting rid of the logging roads and uncovering buried treasure in the forest. At least they are a treasure for us. Jeff is able to bring some of that wood home and his father, Jim, is slicing them up for us. After being in the ground, with water and minerals flowing through them for decades, the wood is even more beautiful, rich and dark with curls, waves and figure.

Andy was “a kid in a candy shop” as he picked out choice pieces for us to take home in our trailer. There is not much room to move around anymore but we don’t care. Can’t wait to see what the finished products look like!

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1 Comment

  1. Daniel says:

    I hope you got some of those long slabs! That would be awesome!