And in the white (pre-finish)
Design comes from The Anarchist’s Design Book at Lost Art Press.
It’s a dirt simple build, just dados and nails and glue. and you can expand it to be whatever size you need. The total cost of materials is about 17bdft of primary wood and 6 bdft of back. That worked out to $85 of maple and $32 of poplar. So just a bit more expensive than a Billy at Ikea, but it’ll last forever. Took me about 8 hours of shop time and I’m pretty slow.
Thanks to Lincoln for the fancy camera work!
It was circa 1870 when a European elm tree was intentionally planted in a quiet southwestern corner of Prospect Park in Brooklyn. It was late 2015 when the tree was declared dead and cut down.
This tree is one of the few things in NYC that had remained unchanged for that century and a half. Think about it. When planted, dirt roads, horses and farmland surrounded it. By the end of its life, it neighbored a gas station taking credit card transactions and nearly every person walking around it had a smart phone in their pocket
What a gorgeous piece of work. Congrats to Joshua Klein on putting this together!
I cannot wait to dig into this beast.