A historic cherry tree lost from the landscape will continue to be an integral part of life at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, reborn as a rustic library table designed by Jonathan Trueblood.
Over 150 years old, planted at the founding of the school, the 4' diameter tree was milled into logs and then cut into planks 3" thick and over 15' long. The edges were left natural ("free"). The pieces that form the tabletop and base were married with butterfly wedges, using no nails or screws.
The finished library table is about 15' long and 4' wide, weighing roughly 800 lbs.