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250 year old Chestnut

250 year old Chestnut

Before all the billions of chestnut trees died in the blight, some pioneers in western Virginia used chestnut logs and chinks to build a log cabin - the original structure dates to about 1770. During renovations I got some of the chinks, and made this bowl for the descendants of the builder
Beautiful grain. What was the finish? Lots of history. I grew up in the 50s and remember them along with the elm which is making a comeback with resistant strains.
I used Shine Juice on this one. I went with spray lacquer on the larger tray I made from the same wood, but the Shine Juice worked better.

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