A nice piece of wood


This piece of wood was cut in the 1910s from an old-growth redwood tree. It became part of a big barrel for brining olives. Many years later, someone took apart the barrel and sold the wood to a wood store in Berkeley, and this weekend I came along and bought it.


Here it is after sanding. It will get some coats of polyurethane, I think, and some steel legs, and then it will be a bench.

3 responses to “A nice piece of wood”

  1. J-Man says:

    Nice! I’ve had my eye on these: http://bigsurredwood.wordpress.com/ .

  2. Dave says:

    Oh, nice.

    I made the boyfriend stay at the wood store for like an hour while I made up my mind about either the reclaimed redwood or a really nice slab of elm or maple. I guess I will need to build more things.

  3. GF says:

    Oh I had a nice enough time at the wood store. It smelled like trees.