Here is another beautiful table we built from lumber that a customer in Forest City, NC provided. Forest City is known as “Small Town Friendly”, and my wife Anna grew up there! The client who reached out to us built a house a few years ago, and an old maple tree needed to be removed from the property. They realized it was not just any maple- but Ambrosia Maple. This is an odd process that occurs when a beetle burrows into the tree and leaves a fungus in its path, which creates discoloration in the wood and creates a unique pattern in each board. Once the wood is cut and dried in a wood kiln at 150 degrees for 24 hours, any insects that might still be alive are killed. We also fill any holes left from the insects entering the wood with epoxy, leaving the tabletop smooth. The result is unique, one-of-a-kind wood that is full of character. After carefully hand-picking the boards with the best pattern and color for the tabletop, we used the rest of the lumber for the table legs and base. I think the finished table turned out great, and the set was completed with six of our Cabana side chairs painted black. It is always rewarding to deliver a table to a home, knowing that the lumber used came from the property.