Wednesday, August 6, 2008

work in progress

holly end table
i have a pair of these that will be ready next week
this holly tree came from the wedding chapel in down town York
across from the court house

i love cherry

solid cherry garden bench

the end tables are sold but this and other benches will be available for sale next week !

Monday, August 4, 2008

cherry end tables

solid black cherry has no equal in strength and beauty

this is my favorite kind of woodworking

black cherry log

This is a black cherry log covered in ivy . The tree was being cut down at a law firm on College av near downtown Rock Hill . I was working on the house behind it and noticed the tree cutters at work .
Mr floyd and his crew were more than happy to give me as much of the tree as i wanted . They knew the beauty and value of the wood inside and hated grinding up and landfilling this giant .
I am thankful for their gift and their helping me to load the monster logs .

my outdoor shop in the woods

this is part of my wood stash , the big cedar and a very big black cherry are stacked to stay dry along with several benches in various stages of completion .
this view is looking south into the "black forest" .
everyone around us has cut their timber , so all the standing trees you see are on our property