We’ve had a lot of trees die on us this winter. A lot. We’ve had to hire tree guys to take down three trees and we’ll have to take down a number of dead fruit trees ourselves. We were starting to take it personally, but the tree guys said they’ve been very busy this spring. This winter was just too hard on the trees. Too cold and too dry.
One tree that we had to have take down was a redwood. Most of the other trees we had cut into firewood length pieces because we installed a wood burning fireplace insert this winter. Redwoods don’t make for good firewood, so Scott had them take it down in four, ten foot sections. He had some sort of plan up his sleeve, but I didn’t know what.
One day he headed outside with his chainsaw and started cutting. Then he got the boys involved and they started ripping off bark. And then the sanding commenced. And he sanded and he sanded and he sanded.
And now we have this beautiful new bench. He did good, didn’t he?