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HURRICANE WOOD

 UPDATE AUGUST 2010

Many of these pieces were made from a Cherry tree that was uprooted by hurricane Katrina and was on the ground over a year and the owner was about to be cut the tree into firewood. I could not allow that to happen so I purchased the entire tree. The wood had spalted, which caused the streaks of beautiful colors now prevalent in the wood.

My plans were to make a 100 signed & numbered pieces from this tree, but due to the nature of wood (and myself)the number will only be 75 pieces.

The fifth  anniversary of Katrina is soon approaching. I  will be turning items from other Katrina wood I  personally collected, Red Oak, Apple and Hickory from my parents property, Cherry, Beech, and White Oak from a good friends property. 

Although many, many trees were wasted by this hurricane because of my desire to do my part and recycle, this Cherry tree will live on. The other trees I have salvaged parts of will do so also. Keep an eye out for their showcase.
Few people will have items made from hurricane wood since most was mulched, cut for firewood, or decayed. Will you be one of the few?

THERE IS ONLY 1 PIECE REMAINING OF THE 75 KATRINA CHERRY TREE SERIES, # 75 IT IS NOT COMPLETE YET BUT WILL BE SOON. DON'T MISS OUT ON THIS HISTORIC AND ALSO BEAUTIFUL SERIES!
I WILL POST AN UPDATE WHEN I HAVE MORE HURRICANE WOOD PIECES COMPLETE. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED PLEASE EMAIL ME AND I WILL NOTIFY YOU FIRST BEFORE I POST THEM ON MY WEBSITE. THANK YOU! MICHAEL
 

KATRINA SALVAGED WOOD TABLE 

THIS TABLE IS MADE FROM WOOD THAT WAS SALVAGED AFTER HURRICANE KATRINA IN NEW ORLEANS. THE ONLY "NEW" WOOD IS THE PECKY CYPRESS ON THE TOP. THE LEGS ARE PINE THAT WAS SALVAGED OFF A WHARF ON THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER, THE APRON IS PINE FROM AN 1840'S TOWNHOUSE IN THE FRENCH QUARTER, AND THE APRON IS CYPRESS SALVAGED FROM THE HOUSE OF BROEL (THE CITY'S OLDEST WEDDING GOWN BOUTIQUE) ON ST. CHARLES AVENUE. THIS WAS A COMMISSIONED PIECE BUT DUE TO A DIVORCE THE PIECE WAS NEVER PICKED UP. THE PEOPLE HAD PLANS TO PUT A PIECE OF GLASS ON THE TOP AND FINISH THE TABLE THEMSELVES. I WILL EITHER SELL THE TABLE AS IS OR WORK WITH THE BUYER TO FINISH IT TO THEIR LIKING. PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR DETAILS.
 UNFINISHED PRICE $500 FINISHED Y MY PLANS $900 FINISHED YOUR WAY, NEGOTIABLE
THANK YOU,
MICHAEL