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From Tree to Chair: Building a Rocker with Anne of All Trades

You may or may not know about Anne of all Trades.  Six years ago she started spending as much time as she could learning to work with her hands.  As her skills evolved and her community grew, she was able to build a life and career that she loves.  She has become "Anne of All Trades" with the goal of gaining and sharing knowledge and living as an example to empower and inspire her peers to get outside, to take risks, to pick up tools and explore their own creativity.

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Wood Wine Bar

“If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” This is a fantastic question for one little redwood slab.  This story starts with a parcel of land along the central coast of California that was owned by a family who lived in Southern California where a redwood tree had fallen.  Though the exact cause for the redwood tree’s demise was not known, it was stated by the U.S. Forest Service that when high intensity winds occur along the coastal Redwood Forest during the wettest part of the year, soils are wet and root failure is most likely the culprit.  So, it is fair to speculate that the redwood tree in question was most likely knocked down by a mighty gust of wind.  The family who owned the land never harvested any living redwood trees. However, if a tree fell on its own they would use a portable sawmill to slab out the redwood and transport it back to Southern California to sell it to woodworkers.

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