Watch Black Oak Go From Logs to Table

By Rich Christianson

I really like this 2019 video of a repurposed black oak felled near the Mill Mountain Zoo in Roanoke, VA. 

In less than 4 minutes, it shows how the “declining” tree was removed, yielding three logs each weighing upwards of 3 tons. From there, the logs are milled, kiln-dried, and made into tables by St. Pierre Sawmill and Woodworking; a member of the Virginia Urban Wood Group.

It’s worth checking out.