Wildwood's winter hobby is woodworking. This December, we're tackling a lantern project.
The starting point is a forty eight inch wide by thirty inch redwood slab. This piece of redwood is a 'scrap' piece from a large milling operation on Lawndale Road in Kenwood, CA. Scrap is in quotes because while it is too small to use for conventional lumber it is really a beautiful piece of wood. The grain is very narrow and the tones throughout the wood are luminescent.
We used a chainsaw to cut the slab into manageable pieces. The top 'hood', side slats, and base will slowly take shape using a combination of power tools and hand saws.