Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Magnificent neighbourhood Silver Maple



 In 2012, a massive Silver Maple tree needed to come down in our neighbourhood. The sawyer who milled it for me described it as a ‘once in a lifetime log’. It is full of curl, quilt and some birds eye thrown in for good measure. I had it sawn through and through into 9 slabs. They were stacked and stickered for 5 years under cover in an open sided drying barn and were moved into a drying kiln a few years ago. I am going to keep a couple of these, but have come to realize I have a serious wood sickness, and cannot possibly use all of these in my lifetime... so I am looking to sell a few of them. We are also in the midst of a car restoration project and a few of these would help fund it. 

These are located in Southern Ontario - near K-W, and given their size, pick-up only please. 

(slab 1)

Slab 1
Thickness - 9/4
narrowest point - 28”
Widest point - ?
height - 7’ (note that 7’ is below the large insect created opening)
$750.00 Cdn












 (slab 2)

Slab 2 (on the left, slab 1 on the right)
Thickness - 9/4
narrowest point - 26”
Widest point - ?
height - 7’ (note that 7’ is below the large insect created opening)
$650.00 Cdn




 

 (slab 3)

Slab 3
Thickness - 11/4
narrowest point - 33”
Widest point - 47"
height - 11’ (132”)
$1,500.00 Cdn
 








 (slab 4)

Slab 4
Thickness - 12/4
narrowest point - 31”
Widest point - 45"
height - 136"
$1,700.00 Cdn










 (slab 5)

Slab 5
Thickness - 12/4
narrowest point - 35”
Widest point - 46"
height - 136"
$1,700.00 Cdn 




 
(slab 6)

Slab 6
Thickness - 12/4
narrowest point - 28”
Widest point - 43"
height - 133"
$1650.00 Cdn








(slab 7)

Slab 7 (this one has the pith present and is quarter sawn)
Thickness - 11/4
narrowest point - 37”
Widest point - 47"
height - 139”
$1600.00 Cdn





 (slab 8)

Slab 8
Thickness - 11/4
narrowest point - 37”
Widest point - 47”
height - 138”
$1,700.00 Cdn

 












(slab 9)



Slab 9
Thickness - 11/4
narrowest point - 37”
Widest point - 46"
height - 135”
$1,700.00 Cdn
 







I am not committed to keeping any particular slabs, so all are essentially available. Send me an email if you are interested, konrad@sauerandsteiner.com

5 Comments:

Blogger David said...

Wow, that is a lot of nice slabs and well priced!! I wish I was closer to p/u one or two!!
Tom Fidgen should be all over that!!
Cheers
David

8 March 2017 at 12:17  
Blogger Konrad said...

Hi David,

Yeah, they are pretty nice - and glad to know you think the pricing is about right... always tough to know what people expect.

cheers,
konrad

8 March 2017 at 17:21  
Blogger David said...

I'd buy that 11/4 in a heart beat. I mean price is wha it is and from up here it sure seams decent!! But people in Ontario might think differently!! I wonder how much it would cost to get one of those slabs shipped up!?!?! Any smaller quarter sawn boards?

Cheers!

David

8 March 2017 at 17:54  
Blogger Konrad said...

People surrounded by trees tend to undervalue them. I have no clue about shipping... I suspect it would be quite a bit of money. There are some smaller quarter sawn boards - how thick?

8 March 2017 at 20:59  
Blogger David said...

Really... I mean 5/4 to 8/4 would be great!! Spalted even better... Doesn't have to be long, 4-5 feet long is usually enough for most furniture projects... 8 inches and wider....
Just for fun!
Thank you so much for getting back on that!! I mean I could never afford one of your plane, but maybe I can get some of your wood lol!!
Cheers
David

8 March 2017 at 21:03  

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