Cherry Crotch

Cherry Crotch

….and so here you have it. Life can be sweet when working with cherry wood. Recently I came across a slab of cherry that seems to have tight wood grain patterns in the area of the ‘crotch’. After de-barking this slab, I have set the wood inside to finish drying as I contemplate upon this ones future as furniture.

My first thoughts were along the lines of turning this piece of cherry wood into a slab top or a bench, but the more I think about furniture, I am also seeing more written into the wood as what I call ‘free-form wood art’. As I look at what is there in the wood before me daily while working in my shop, I am thinking of turning this one into a sculptured piece that will stand upright in full stature and say to all, “look at me, I am cherry….”



~ by frank on November 20, 2007.

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