Now This is a Big Slab of Wood
I love wood, as my lust for Cuban mahogany illustrates. So I was pleased to get an email from Ancientwood, Ltd., telling me about a slab of Kauri they recently brought into the US. Kauri is salvaged from peet bogs in New Zealand, and most of it is roughly 50,000 years old. (Now that’s truly old growth wood!) We wrote about the company and the wood back in FWW #173, along with some great old cyprus from South Carolina.
We have a small chunk of Kauri here in the office and it is truly beautiful. The density of the growth rings is stunning, and the color is a very attractive caramel red, a bit browner than cherry.
Enjoy the photos.
Big wood. This slab of Kauri is massive and old.
Come and get it! I don't know about your family dinners, but this table is plenty big for mine. It's made from a very big slab of Kauri.