A TABLE WITH A STORY
FROM LIVING TREE TO A FINELY CRAFTED PIECE OF FURNITURE.
STORY OF THE OAK
“The oak tree grew at the edge of my parents’ field and came down in the storms of December 2013. They decided to save it as they thought it contained brown oak so they had it planked on site in February 2014 and left it to dry in the field shelter. My father then died in September 2015 and my mum couldn’t face dealing with the wood so gave it to me and we decided to have a table made from it. My parents had done a similar thing with a pear tree that had come down in the great storm of 1987 so I thought it would be nice to do the same in memory of my father. On this pear tree table he had commissioned a silver plaque detailing its history. Again we wanted to do the same but decided to have you carve in the wood as that seemed to be more in keeping with our plans. We struggled to find the right thing to say in English when Stuart suggest Latin, I did Latin at university. So the carving translates as “I am made from oak, died in 2013, reborn in 2018.”
Kind regards Lucinda