Using Salvaged Wood Part Two
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Butterfly keys offer a decorative way to reinforce splits and cover up small knots typical in lumber from backyard trees (Photo: Kendall Reeves, Spectrum Studio) The beloved backyard tree No store-bought lumber's story can compete with that of boards from your own backyard.
It can be wrenching to fell a beloved tree, but transforming it into a piece of furniture helps dull the pain by giving an old friend new life.Working with lumber from backyard trees tends to be far more labor-intensive than with wood that was commercially grown.
Commercial lumber comes from forest trees that have grown straight up, competing with their neighbors for sunlight.That same need to reach for the sun means forest-grown trees have few knots along the length of their main trunk: Sending out branches at the sides would be a waste of energy, because the leaves would be shaded by other trees.
In contrast, backyard trees are often encouraged to branch out for shade.Growing lots of branches makes for lumber with knots.Furthermore, because backyard trees are usually stand-alone specimens, they bear the full force of all conditions the seasons bring.
While trees in the forest are sheltered from high winds by their neighbors, the lone...