Green Ash

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ORIGIN

Planted around 1870, the Green Ash tree stood in an alfalfa field, a few hundred yards from Snake River Canyon in Southern Idaho.

In the summer of 2014, while driving through the farmland, Scott was stunned by the beauty of this ancient Ash. Knowing the adjacent road was about to be widened, he contacted a local farmer, and then the land’s owner in Spain who granted him permission to harvest the majestic tree planted by settlers nearly 150 years ago.

CHARACTER

Ash is very dense wood, highly figured and blonde in color. This tree, in particular, was in the perfect condition and revealed an adventurous life: bugs and worms had carved their tracks into the edges, year rings told of drought and wet seasons. A wise and storied tree we’re honored to have stewarded into its second life.

CRAFT

In true Craftsman style, Scott’s team pinned through mortise and tenon joints, and embraced the wood’s original saw marks.

Planted around 1870, the Green Ash tree stood in an alfalfa field, a few hundred yards from Snake River Canyon in Southern Idaho.

In the summer of 2014, while driving through the farmland, Scott was stunned by the beauty of this ancient Ash. Knowing the adjacent road was about to be widened, he contacted a local farmer, and then the land’s owner in Spain who granted him permission to harvest the majestic tree planted by settlers nearly 150 years ago.

Ash is very dense wood, highly figured and blonde in color. This tree, in particular, was in the perfect condition and revealed an adventurous life: bugs and worms had carved their tracks into the edges, year rings told of drought and wet seasons. A wise and storied tree we’re honored to have stewarded into its second life.

In true Craftsman style, Scott’s team pinned through mortise and tenon joints, and embraced the wood’s original saw marks.