Thursday, November 1, 2012

Floating End Table

Crotch wood is typically harder, dense wood that frequently exhibits a beautiful grain.  It is caused by forces exerted within the tree to support a main branch where it joins the trunk.  The compression process that strengthens the tree so it can support the branch causes the wood fibers to twist and compress, creating various figures and grains that can be very beautiful. Unlike burls, crotches have grain that, while quite distorted, is basically the same grain as the other wood in the tree.

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