Sunday, December 2, 2012

French Oak




Late 1700's. The Palace of Versailles. Trees are planted. Roubo and Jefferson walk the grounds, and perhaps exchange a few words with the gardeners.

2000. A huge windstorm throttles France, trees are uprooted, sawed, and set aside to dry.

2012. The wood arrives in America, and (perhaps fatefully) falls into the hands of Roubo enthusiasts.





12 comments:

  1. *drool*
    But I seriously hope something else was going on there in the middle pic, and that this wasn't cut down to 29".
    Will we get more details on how this all went down?

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  2. That's just awesome. Can't wait to see these become something. And I'm PRETTY sure that 29" is the width.

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  3. Ben, that is the width of that particular slab. More details in the coming weeks.

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  4. do you see 3 benches or 6 benches?

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  5. Good God, that hadn't even occurred to me. That drool from before? It has now become a torrent.

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    1. And, obviously, I mistook the saw marks for grain. Understandable, I think, in this context.

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  6. Three questions...
    When?
    Where?
    How much?

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  7. Whoa, what is to become of this gift.
    Ravi Shanghavi, Ottawa, On.

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  8. Unbelievable! One benefit of having customers and connections around the world...congratulations.

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  9. BLESSED YOU WITH ALL THAT BEAUTIFUL WOOD you'll have a IMAGINE. OTHERWISE ENJOY A TURRI YOU, AND I RECOMMEND THIS GOOD WOOD knead, do not waste it, and 'A GIFT OF NATURE. HELLO TO ALL OF YOU. -

    MR. LAI PHILIP

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