pin cherry bark

Pin cherry is known as a pioneer species. This means that it is one of the first species to grow in disturbed areas. It commonly grows in fire breaks along roads. Town and state road crews remove them with some regularity. I sometimes get the pin cherry I use in my work from them.

I dry the pin cherry for about a year before I use it. I try to leave as many of the smaller branches in place because they add such detail and interest to the finished piece. This furniture is a sophisticated interpretation of twig furniture or rustic furniture.