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Bastogne Walnut Bench

comments (0) July 18th, 2012 in Reader's Gallery

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Bastogne Walnut Bench. Bastione walnut is the rarest of all walnut woods, is a natural cross between California English Walnut and California Claro. Bastogne trees grow very large and the wood is always denser than the two parent trees. Since the trees are not cultivated and only grow naturally, they are very rare. Bastogne trees are sterile and can not reproduce. They can not be reproduced in a lab as the only stock available to work with is sterile as well.

Natural occurring trees are the only source. The color contrast is that of the brilliant colors of Claro and the dark streaks of English.

This bench is a continuous Bastogne Walnut Slab hand cut one side dovetailed for vertical support and fastened to 1/4" powder coated steel plate. Dimensions 6'-6" x 18" x 19".

The original log was purchased in Chico from a walnut grower.

Design or Plan used: My own design - Design SI

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