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The Soul of a Tree: A Master Woodworkers Reflections: George Nakashima: 9781568363950: Amazon.com: Books
This is one of the most valuable collections of wood in the world, many lengths of old growth trees in the Nakashima collection do not even exist anymore.
George_Nakashima-56 by kitka.ca, via Flickr
nakashima dining table - Google Search
George Nakashima studio
Dining table, George Nakashima's studio. Compare to another photo on this board which shows wood in the barn with notations for butterfly hinges just like these. Interestingly, the largest split in the wood is left open and unfilled.
Plato I'd love to incorporate and amazing library in a very cool, casual way!
George Nakashima ~ wood whisperer. Pinned by a Taste Setter: www.thetastesette...
George Nakashima's barn used for wood storage. Dimensions, notations for "butterflies" at the knots. Nakashima was born in 1905 in Spokane, Washington en.wikipedia.org/...
#95. There are so many exquisite textures that exist around us if we'd just open our eyes. These tree swirls do remind me of Starry Night, however cliche it is.