We love when a new order arrives from one of the dozens of local sawmills, fabricators and small businesses we work with. Opening the lumber wrap to peek inside is always an exciting moment and we often gather around to ooooooh and aaaaaah and get a waft of the amazing aroma of fresh cut wood.
This batch of Good Wood was sourced from an amazing heritage Claro Walnut tree in Southern Oregon. The tree collapsed from a huge 3' x 6' honeycomb inside the trunk. It was rescued by sawyer Gary Coelyn and turned into beautiful live edge slabs and dimensional lumber.
The State of Oregon had listed it as a unique tree to see, being it was thought to be 250 years old, which would pre-date the pioneers who often brought nut and fruit stock on the journey to settle the West. How this walnut ended up in Yellow Creek is a mystery, but the the resulting wood is another gem of Oregon's rich history.
These beauties just arrived at our shop and are ideal for making beautiful furniture, tables, benches, bar tops and more. Visit our Showroom & Wood Wonderland in SE Portland to choose your special piece.
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