Winner of the 2016 Best Original Design Award at the Minnesota Woodworkers Guild Northern Woods Show.
A small table intended to sit between two easy chairs. The American Chestnut lumber hails from Houston County, Minnesota. It is estimated that the Chestnut tree once comprised one in four trees in the eastern US. By the 1940’s it had disappeared from the American landscape as the “Chestnut Blight” traveled west from New York state to the Midwest. Small pockets of the tree survived outside the trees normal range in Wisconsin and Minnesota. I have heard and read about the chestnut blight all of my life so I was very surprised when a local sawyer had a small log from a wind damaged tree available. I may never see or work with Chestnut again but will say it is a unique and worthy material. The drawers are quarter sawn White Oak which I thought fit the thirties era as the Chestnut disappeared.