This projected started life in front yard of a Syracuse University professor when I was helping a friend move a freshly sawn hickory log into storage to be dried. A few years latter we had to move the lumber again as the area where we had stored the lumber was no longer available to him, in the interim since initially stacking the lumber a fence had been built around the area and we where left having to heave the heavy boards over the fence.
As a gesture of thanks for the help in moving and moving the log I was given these three boards. I sat with them for a while thinking of how best to feature the beautiful pieces of wood that where sequentially sawn. I ultimately came to the design you see here using steel frames and hand planed boards.