Re doing the fence at my house with western red cedar milled from a wind down cedar tree. I decided to run the wood threw the wide belt sanded before the install. I’m really glad I did because when I hit them with some finish, they really look good. #reclaimedwood #fence #cedar #woodworking #woodmizer #woodfromourhood #portland #oregon
i made these Doug fir #succulent planters 6 years ago. Today I actually put some succulents in them. #chicksandhens #woodbowl #succulentgarden
Made a set of wedding ring boxes out of a Doug fir limb I had sitting around. Turned out awesome. #woodworking #woodbox #woodfromourhood #weddingringbox #portland #oregon
"Pterocarpus indicus", aka Amboyna Burl. This fine sample is one I bought a while back along with around 100 pounds of really nice whole burls. In the past years it has been really hard to source this wood due to its popularity. I hear rumors that it’s now illegal to import whole burls in this species as they are usually illegally cut in the countries of origin. Illegal logging is why I no longer use or buy exotic wood and go out of my way to salvage local trees from being firewood and mill them into lumber so you have an Eco friendly alternative to exotic wood. #amboyna #burl #amboynaburl #woodworking
Six years ago my mom found an ad on craigslist, “elm burl for sale” I called the number and @j.messer answered the phone. The next day he brought me around 1000 pounds of amazing red elm burl. These three red elm burls weigh a total of 158 pounds and were some of the nicest whole burl caps of the bunch. I saved them for my private stash. I actually saved around 500 pounds of it for my private stash… I’m wondering what I should make out of them. Any ideas?
Skybox suite for the Portland thunder game with @bswright77 @againstthegrainstudio @j.messer @rain_smith #portlandthunder #modacenter #skybox #suite #portland #oregon #arenafootball (at Moda Center at the Rose Quarter)
My #mimosa tree is flowering!!! “Albizia Julibrissin f. rosea” (Persian silk tree, pink silk tree) is a species of tree in the family Fabaceae, native to southwestern and eastern Asia.
The genus is named after the Italian nobleman Filippo degli Albizzi, who introduced it to Europe in the mid-18th century, and it is sometimes incorrectly spelled Albizzia. The specific epithet julibrissin is a corruption of the Persian word gul-i abrisham (گل ابریشم) which means “silk flower” (from gul گل “flower” + abrisham ابریشم “silk”). A. julibrissin f. rosea (pink silk tree) which has, in the past, been classed either as a variety or as a cultivar. This is a smaller tree, only growing to 5–7 m tall, with the flowers always pink. Native to the northeast of the species’ range in Korea and Northern China, it is more cold-tolerant than the typical form, surviving temperatures down to at least -25 °C
Redwood trees in the urban environment just do not work. This tree is only around 35 years old and already needs to be removed because it was planted way too close to the neighbors house. There are actually 6 redwood trees on this fence line coming out. The other 5 are hiding behind this one. Another 5ft diameter redwood in the front yard next to the driveway is also coming out. Somewhere around 10k board feet I am saving from the wood chipper and from becoming firewood. #urbanlogging #woodfromourhood #woodworking #portland #oregon #salvagewood #redwood #sequoia #giantsequoia