Bill Haywood

Natural Flats

I selectively reclaimed discarded forks of hardwood trees while conducting sustainable timber harvests in Iowa.  As tree limbs grow together and form the fork, the wood cells interlock.  This interlocking is considered a defect and therefore rejected for board lumber use by sawmills.  The wood within the tree fork is beautiful and tells the story of living within the forest community.  As an art medium, it provides the  striking characteristics and grain pattern within the wood that makes each piece unique. The metal table legs are manufactured locally; a few of the smaller tables are designed on up-cycled metal bases.

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