Jeff’’s brother, John, is nicknamed “Uncle Grump”. If you know him you would have to agree, he can come across to be just that….grumpy! But grumpy in a very lovable way, actually because John’s big ol’ heart is made of gold. This is all just a little background information that I thought you should know…. but really I just want to show you the beautiiieeeeffffuuulll console he made for Jeff and I. Over the past few months I have watched it progress, as he worked on it…and now it has arrived in all its lovely craftman-style finely-finished splendor! Have a look…..
at the beautiful grain (those white lines are called “rays”):
The wood is a fallen limb from a 300 year old oak tree. That limb was 90 feet long, and 24 inches in diameter! Hard to appreciate the size, but here is a section of that limb: So after removing the branch, letting it dry out, slicing it into lumber…the wood was finally ready to be made into something:
This door panel is cut from the “crotch wood” ( Hello creepy searches.) The intersection of two branches….the grain gets all crazy. Do you see the tiger face? The finish is ultra smooth, the doors and drawers work effortlessly. A fine piece of craftsmanship….
This is one possession that will be treasured for a lifetime….