Yellowwood Slabs & Slices
July 20, 2017
The Last of the Giants
Knysna Woodworkers supplied these unique Outeniqua Yellowwood slabs to a Nature Conservation site near Nelspruit. Also known as Kalander (Podocarpus falcatus) – it is a protected tree. This particular tree was cut down in the Diepwalle Forest (just outside Knysna) by SANParks. It was FSC approved as the tree was in the process of dying; it was losing branches and hollowing out at the base.
I also finished the slabs to show the beautiful grain and texture that Yellowwood is renowned for.
It was between 700 and 900 years old, and had reached a height of 40m and a diameter of 2.2m. It is probably the last time any Yellowwood Tree of this size will be made available. Measurement: 2200 x 1800 x 200mm thick.
A “small” branch of the same tree was also slabbed and made into a unique yellowwood coffee table as a memento of this historic tree. Measurement: 1.2 x 800 x 160mm thick.