Urbn Timber Newsletter: 01.14.2017
We are excited to announce we will be showing at the Columbus, Ohio Woodworking Show!
Ohio Expo Center
Voinovich Livestock & Trade Center
717 East 17th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43211
Dates & Times:
Friday January 27th: 12:00PM-6:00PM
Saturday January 28th: 10:00AM-6:00PM
Sunday January 29th: 10:00AM-3:00PM
Live edge slabs, turning blanks, t-shirts and coasters will be available for purchase. We will also be featuring Arbortech tool demonstrations.
Stop by and see us!
Sunday February 5, 2017
49 & 51 Kingston Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43207
The first Slaburday of 2017 will be held on Sunday February 5th from 12:00PM-4:00PM at the Urbn Timber Shop. Come on out and meet the Urbn Timber crew along with local Columbus makers.
Our walls are lined with new inventory of Ash, Cherry, Maple, Sycamore and Walnut awaiting the perfect home. Come browse our collections to find that unique piece you've been looking for. Other Urbn Timber merchandise including t-shirts, coasters, turning blanks and candles will also be available for purchase.
Our office will showcase the finished Urbn Timber Sitting Desk, Standing Desk and Waterfall Coffee Table. Live dovetail demonstrations by Tyler Hillyard will be featured throughout the day.
Small bites & refreshments will be provided.
We can't wait to see you and your friends at our winter edition ofSlaburday!
Iconic Pioneer Cabin Tree also known as 'Tunnel Tree'
On Sunday January 8, 2017, the Pioneer Cabin Tree, a large Sequoia located in Calaveras Big Trees State Park, was downed by a winter storm that hit California and Nevada last weekend. While the exact height and age are unknown, it is estimated to be over 1,000 years old.
The history of the tree dates back to the 1800s. The Tunnel Tree was selected specifically for its large forest fire scar to be hollowed out by a private land owner so tourists could pass through it. At first only pedestrians were allowed to pass through the tree, but later automobiles were granted access as part of the Big Trees Trail.
There are no current plans to remove the tree from its current location. The Tunnel Tree "will most likely remain where it fell, providing habitat for many creatures and slowly decomposing to improve soil for future sequoias," the Calaveras Big Trees Association said in a Facebook post.
While there are no remaining live tunneled Sequoia trees left,
there are 3 Coast Redwood trees that are still standing.