Taking a giant 150 year old log and turning it into a piece of furniture involves many steps. We feel lucky to be able to do them all. Below is a brief photomontage that shows how we do it. In the fall of 2009 we got a call that the largest American elm tree in Connecticut had to be brought down. Fortunately, we were able to be there when it was. The tree was on Norm Coulter’s land, a generational farm in Suffield, CT. Norm is 87 years old this year and remembers the giant tree from his earliest memories. We counted 148 rings in the trunk with him the day it came down. Our adventure processing that wood serves a good visual for what we do to get the wood ready for fabrication.