Platter

Pecky Cypress Platter

16' W X 3" H

The primary wood is pecky cypress. The trim wood is domestic walnut.

The pecky cypress is from a swamp north of Mobile AL. Just after the civil war, a company went into the cyprus woodland and cut the trees. A virus had attacked many of them and they were not good for lumber, so the trees that had the virus were felled and left in the swamp. In 2003 (some 135 years later) a lumber man from Denton, TX went hunting in the area and found the trees. He retrived some and took them to his lot where he cut them into boards and dried them. The water had preserved the wood.