While searching for fir floor boards at Forest Stewards mill yard, I came across the most amazing rough-cut board, a fir behemoth about four inches thick, 18 feet long, and heavier than a middle-age man’s back should endure. Cole, the mill manager, said he’d give me a deal on it as the board thickness was inconsistent. Alright Cole, consider it sold!
As we wrangled the trunk into my truck, Cole, asked me the million-dollar question, “So what are you going to do with it?” I assured him, I’d come up with something worthy of Mother Nature’s handiwork. He smiled, and said, “I’m sure you will.”
Here are few of my ideas (caveats included):
- Harvest table (just add legs and lots of friends)
- Seesaw (sand before first use)
- World’s longest coffee table (my shins would suffer bruising)
- Home-built trebuchet (though not sure I’m zoned for medieval weaponry)
- Foot bridge (may just invite trouble with local trolls)
- …now it’s your turn
What do you think I should do with this big beautiful board?