American Cherry, Polyurethane Finish, 16″ High, 8″ Wide, 3″ Deep
While Chris was finishing her Doctorate, we lived in Lexington, KY. A fellow woodworking enthusiast informed me of a sign by the entrance to a construction site. It read “Firewood U cut”. The construction site was an old farm that had been sold for a housing development. It had dozens of old American Cherry trees in a neat row. The crews had pushed over a number of these trees to begin road construction. Most of the trees had a short trunk before crowning as is typical with fruit trees and seemed to be of no interest to those who arrived before me. I worked on several of these over-turned trunks, cutting them into the biggest pieces I could manage up onto my trailer. These trunks were 48″ in diameter. This is a piece from that gathering. It is quilted grain that is just mesmerizing.