Native Woods Bench

 When a tree is forced out of verticle after another tree falls on it, it struggles to return to upright, and often produces a curved trunk in the process. This bench was created from four such trees in the forests at our former house : douglas fir--top arch; western dogwood--bottom back arch; western hemlock--center armrest support arch; and western red cedar--cantilevered front double arch. (The crossed dogwood and fir are pictured at right before they were cut.) An additional rear support of western maple is not shown. Seats, back, and armrests are 5/4 cedar decking. The 400 pound douglas fir arch is heavy enough so that the cedar double arch can be supported only at one end and by one rock in the middle.