The Ascent of Maclura pomifera

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Spiral stair in Hedge (Maclura pomifera, bodark, bois d’ark, osage orange).  Designed by my friend Cody to join a 100 year old barn basement to the floor above.  The barn, just outside of Fall River, got hit by a twister about 4-5 years ago and is now being rebuilt as a workshop and living quarters.  The stair isn’t officially finished, we already have a list of things we want to change, but this is it in it’s first state.

Big Bear of a Locust Log

We cut this big dead Honey-Locust (Gleditsia triancanthos) at Boaz last fall.  I cut him in half out there free-hand, which took nearly 3 hours, then hauled him home.  After some flattening I cut the halves into 3.5″ slabs.  I still had to use the tractor to move them.