Feb 172021
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In the February 2021 issue of Wood News Online, Bob Rummer discusses the history of the wood that was used to build the Resolute Desk in The White House, and then related it to his own projects, considering how the wood he uses often has a past history of its own.

The story of the object may not be the wood as much as the making. I have fretwork pieces made by a great-great uncle carefully labeled by my Grandma – “Made by Uncle Newt.” For me they are a priceless connection to a woodworking tradition and a story that matters to me.

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