My policy of not refusing offers of free wood (though I am starting to make exceptions) means that I am never quite sure what is going to turn up next. I’ve not seen any Gean or Wild Cherry (Prunus Avium) for years and then suddenly two offers come along at once. I wrote recently about a load of Gean that I acquired in exchange for helping to fell the trees and last week I was reminded of an offer of a plank. Not knowing what to expect I agreed to have a look and ended up with a 5foot plank of at least 18 inch in diameter which has been stacked carefully and air dried for at least a decade.
Though there is a big crack at one end the other seems quite firm, perhaps because the wood is knottier. What to do with it? Obvious thoughts are stool tops, and perhaps this slightly knottier end might make an attractive chair seat with fresh Gean for the legs and spindles? Maybe a chopping board or two and I might even try a plate or something from some of the offcuts, I certainly don’t intend to waste any of it.
Site Changes - While looking around the wordpress site I noticed that it’s possible to import posts from another site now so I’ve imported all of the old posts from my original blogspot site which seems to work. But that means the archives now go back to 2008 and there are lot of uncategorised posts – which I hope to fix in time. Should be the start of some changes and maybe even improvements to the site. One thing that annoys me and I can’t seem to fix is that the archive view only shows the months not the post titles and the page for each month only shows text and no photos! Perhaps I will have to changes themes?