Thursday, April 17, 2014

the cherry tree stump


It was sad to see this cherry tree go but I was amazed to see the vivid color and pattern that was left exposed.

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  1. What surprises me is the difference in colour between the centre and the outside...

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    1. Yeah, it's not unusual for there to be a difference but to be this sharp of a contrast I believe is unusual.

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  2. The wood is such an attractive colour.

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    1. As a woodworker, I am very familiar with (American) cherry, and I was surprised to see just how red this is. I'm guessing that when it dries out, it will lose a lot of this color.

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  3. it looks like one of those rocks that you can buy sliced...do you know what i'm talking about?

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    1. Yes, as the next comment says, I think you are thinking of petrified wood. Which does have vibrant color like this.

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  4. Lovely colours. Tanya, I think you might mean petrified wood.

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    1. Thanks, Rosemary. I think you are right.

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  5. It's quite striking, the contrast between the oldest part of the wood and the newer part.

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    1. Generally, the part closest to the center is called "heart wood" and frequently it is the darker. That's what makes this interesting to me because here the contrast is just reversed from that.

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  6. "as a woodworker" did you grab yourself a piece?

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    1. Hey, I appreciate that question. Unfortunately, it was already cut down and the trunk hauled away when I arrived on the scene. I have made several things out of cherry. It's a nice soft wood, easy to work with. So it's too bad.

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