End Grain Projects

I bought this piece of Doug Fir fireplace wood at a garage sale. It was from a stump that had been cut off at the ground and measured 22’L by 24" in dia.it had been split to make a 1/2 round log The piece had been stored for several years and was “dried out.” The reason I bought it was the growth rings in the end grain fascinated me.
After it was squared up to a chunk that was about 24"L X 22"W X 6" Thick.
I resawed it on the band saw crosswise to make end grain boards 1" thick to make this stool.
Toward the center of the log was a pitch streak that came apart,and had to be glued back together. This is the first item I made from it.




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What a unique look! I’d be concerned that the grain doesn’t go the way it’s “supposed” to go, but I assume this piece shows no sign of cracking and is plenty strong. I’m slowly realizing that a lot of these “rules” about grain are not that important for smaller pieces.

Tim, maybe it was seasoned out enough and the whole “round” was split in half could have relieved the tensions.
Herb

Here is another two items made from the same block. A jewelry box and tea caddie.



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