The Phoenix Project #2: Figured out what to do with the Slab of Old Growth Redwood

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Blog entry by KomputerMan posted 08-14-2013 04:44 PM 1642 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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You may remember that a few weeks ago I made some posts about this remarkable slab of old growth redwood that ended up in my garage.

If you want to see more pictures of the Slab take a look at this 90 second video I posted on the YouTube EZInlays channel.

The slab is now in sitting in my front room and not in the garage but that is beside the point. The point is I now know what I am going to do with the Slab but I need help doing it. It’s going to be expensive creating all of the objects from the slab that I want to create so I started a Kickstarter (crowd sourced funding) project called The Phoenix Project.

Please take a look at my Kickstarter project and if there is any way you can help such as backing or sharing the project with your social media friends please do so!!!

This is an amazing slab of wood taken from an majestic species of tree and it deserves to be treated right. Problem is I don’t have all the tools necessary to make the heirloom objects that should be built from it.

My question was: What would you build with a slab of wood from a redwood tree that lived 500+ years and was cut down a century ago???

My answer is: Build as many memorable things as possible from it such as heirloom objects, a documented story, and a business.

With your help that dream will be realized!!!

-- Have an Ordinary Day ~|:-)

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#1 posted 08-14-2013 05:46 PM

That is one beautiful piece of Mother Nature’s best efforts.

Best Regards. – Grandpa Len.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#2 posted 08-14-2013 09:20 PM

Is this from your Giant American Redwood or another variety of Redwood??
Ron in Hobart

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#3 posted 08-14-2013 11:51 PM

Not sure. All I know for sure is that the tree was cut down a century ago and the slab has been stored in the guy who harvested the stump, 50 years after the tree was felled, for the last several decades. Part of The Phoenix Project is to find out where the tree grew so I can narrow down the species. once I find out I’ll be blogging about it!!!

-- Have an Ordinary Day ~|:-)

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#4 posted 08-15-2013 02:17 AM

that is awesome. if i were you i would make a coffee table/ dining room table out of it or even make it a headboard to a bed. really cool piece of lumber you have there. i would definitly like to know what you did with it

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#5 posted 08-15-2013 01:29 PM

I’m by no means an expert, but as far as I know it could really only be either a Coast Redwood or a Gian Sequoia. My money’s on the redwood.

If at the end of your projects you should happen to have any offcuts you don’t know what to do with, please let me know.


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