It has many, many branches growing close together and close to the ground. It is a very unusual tree for such a forested site. But alias, the October snowstorm hit and this great little tree lost its entire top.
It clearly has to come down. I have been studying this tree and its numerous branches since October and decided it was perfect for a solution to my mitten dilemma. The picture I have in my mind is for the tree to be cut and trimmed so that it will run from floor to ceiling, with a multitude of short branches off it. I would then debark it, dry it and sand it smooth. Onto these branches I would hang soft baskets to hold our endless collection of mittens, gloves, hats and scarves. In my mind I see something natural, kind of funky, and functional.
Yesterday I started to make it a reality understanding that this was going to be a long term project. My husband David helped by doing the tree work.
We studied both the bottom half and the top half and decided that the top half has the better branch arrangement. So I trimmed the branches and brought it up to the house, leaned it up against the woodshed and studied it. And I studied it......
Now I am stymied. I can't see it working. It looks like a dead tree. It doesn't seem to have enough character as a branch to make it worth the huge number of hours it will take to bring the vision to reality. I am looking for thoughts and ideas. Anyone see anything at all in this branch?
Previous Posts of Interest • The Branch Series • 2012
- Branch Lighting
- Branches • Reshaped!
- Branches • In Bed!
- Branches • Stacks of Sticks
- Branch Whimsy
- Branches • Birch Centerpiece
- Branches • Sliced
- Branches is the Round • Wreathes, Etc.
- Branches Framed
- Putting Branches to Use • Shelf Supports
- Putting Branches to Use • Branch Hooks
- Red Dancing Sticks • DIY for the Winter Garden
- White Winter Branches
- Start With a Branch
- Collecting Branches and Twigs
- Winter Branches • A Source of Inspiration
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