In my Spring pruning, I cut a large limb from my apple tree. I hate to waste good wood, especially apple wood. However, apple is very likely to crack and split. So, it has to be treated.

I decided to cut it into short pieces that could be used for boxes and similar projects. To prevent cracking, I chose to drill out the pith and center wood from each piece.

After they dry, then I plan to remount them and make a variety of projects. However, I have fifteen pieces and not that many ideas to finish them.

I will appreciate your suggestions for finishing these short pieces one they are dry.


Music: Traumerei by Shumann performed by Becky Schlappi. Used with permission.

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