Florida Crotchwood

Stuart Wenzel

Stuart Wenzel

11/11/2015

Water Oak / Laurel Oak

Many times mother nature creates work and opportunities for those of us in the urban lumber business. This was our first opportunity to work with Jeb from Above and Beyond Tree Services. As you’ll see from the following images, this was a big old tree. Jeb, however had a big ole chain saw.

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The tree gave us five really nice logs to cut into slabs. Most of the slabs were cut 3-4″ thick. All were left with a natural edge on both sides. Stewart’s slabs were the first to be documented as we cut. There was a learning curve as I was the one taking the photographs and I got better as we went along.

The color and figure in these slabs is exceptional. We are showing a few images from each log. Please keep in mind that I took over 200 photos. There are over 30 slabs available.

If you are interested in a particular slab please contact us. Also, contact us if you would like us to mail you the DVD with all the photos we took (210 images) specify “Stuart Wenzel” DVD. There is a $10 fee for the DVD, but if you return it in “like new” condition we will refund you $5.

Log #1 yielded 7 slabs

Water Oak known for beautiful color an figure
Water Oak known for beautiful color and figure
Water Oak known for beautiful color an figure
Water Oak known for beautiful color and figure

 

First Full Length Cut #1A
First Full Length Cut #1A
#3A has healed over limb
#3A has healed over limb

Log #2

Randy adjusting size of log
Randy adjusting size of log
What the heck was Paula thinking?
What the heck was Paula thinking?
Big ole Water Oaks definitely have character and color
Big ole Water Oaks definitely have character and color
#7B wide crotch piece (underside limb)
#7B wide crotch piece (underside limb)
#7A Wide crotch piece top side limb
#7A Wide crotch piece top side limb
Occasionally a limb will be wider than our 60" capabilities
Occasionally a limb will be wider than our 60″ capabilities
#3B was the top cut and not full length
#3B was the top cut and not full length
#5B full length
#5B full length
Opposite end of #5B
Opposite end of #5B
#5A
#5A
Opposite end of #5A
Opposite end of #5A
#7B Finally you get dimensions ~ 3" x 48" x 48" x 50" x 161"
#7B Finally you get dimensions ~ 3″ x 48″ x 48″ x 50″ x 161″
Opposite end of #7B
Opposite end of #7B

Log #4 (3″ x 32″ x58″ x142)

Narrower log #2B
Narrower log #2B
Opposite end of #2B
Opposite end of #2B
#3B
#3B
#3A
#3A
Opposite end of #3A
Opposite end of #3A
#5B pith cut
#5B pith cut
Opposite end of #5B
Opposite end of #5B
#5A pith
#5A pith
#8B
#8B
Opposite end of #8B
Opposite end of #8B
A job well done and a happy homeowner.
A job well done and a happy homeowner.