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This table set is made from highly figured pieces of Michigan Crab Apple.   Michigan Crab Apple is an extremely beautiful wood with it’s drastic color variation and excellent durability (35% harder than red oak).  Apple trees grow slowly and many are from orchards where the trunks are split low for higher yield and easier harvesting.  The result is that it is rare to find a single piece of crab apple wood this size.

I was blessed to have a local contractor who removed this tree from a property and saved it for me.   After I cut, dried, shaped, planed and finished this piece I was amazed to find some of the most beautiful grain I’ve ever seen.  It has a unique figure, resembling curl in other species; but with a very unique checker like pattern.