Some just like it GNARLY !!!
NO MATTER how much you plan.....The unexpected still happens!!!
State of Tennessee
While trimming up this red oak for slabs the TN shape came out.
The top piece is a full 8/4 thick on the shape of the state. Size approx 96" W x 24" H. The bottom piece is is 8/4 thick to center, then tapers down to 0" thick on the right. These are sequential slabs. Bottom being cut #1 of 2 and top is #2 of 2.
ADing but ready for kiln.
This tree was approx 125 yrs old and had been burned up the hollow center in attempt to fall by the owner....tree 1 /owner 0.
Here's a pic for size reference and the awesome flames it did produce.
This has been KD'd have sold some of the many pieces. BUT still have some in inventory.