Dining Tables from Felled Trees

Dining Tables from Felled Trees

Regina Yunghans
Aug 30, 2011

There's an old walnut tree that has fallen on my parents' farm. Would anyone, they asked, have an interest in it? Um, "Yes!", I said. For my own inspiration (and probably for many others' after Hurricane Irene) I went out searching for dining tables that are made from felled trees:

Here are some favorites from what I found:

  • The dining table at Hudson, New York's Ten Broeck Cottage is made of pine from the property.
  • This kitchen and dining pavilion featured in Dwell includes a dining table made from a fallen tree.
  • Meyer Wells is a business in the northwest that's set up upon building tables from felled trees.

If I actually do something with my parents' old walnut, it won't be easy. I will have to hire someone with a portable mill to come out to the property and process it. The wood will then need to be either kiln-dried or will need to dry out on its own for at least a year or so. Then, finally, a table could be crafted from it by a woodworker. It would take quite a lot of time and money, but imagine what a treasure such a dining table would be!

Related: Live Edge Wood in the Kitchen

(Images: Ten Broeck Cottage, Dwell, Meyer Wells, Beacon Custom Woodwork, )

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