New spin on slabs-
A couple years ago I tried a nylon cooking board as a slab for a twin-trunk Mountain Hemlock.
Last year we had some fun here making a Vine Maple Tower, using an internal nylon board framework.
And earlier this spring we took a new spin on that idea, using this time a countertop material called Corian. Here are a few photos of a large Mountain Hemlock that I’ve yet to feature here (eventually…) being placed on a Corian slab:
Konnor (solids) and Bobby (stripes) bringing the Mountain Hemlock into the studio. It’s been on this plywood board since designing it a couple years back, and this year it was in danger of simply rotting away.
After sliding it onto the Corian board, Konnor traces the shape of the soil mass.
Bobby trying out a new idea, cutting the board at a 45% angle.
Glueing on the feet, just pieces of Corian-
I’m having a ridiculously hard time lifting the camera. Whew.
Our completed slab. We painted the cut 45% edge a dark grey. We rather liked the floating feeling of the large mossy mass, what do you think?