Upcycling Elm Roadkill

How lucky am I? Constantly needing material for my woodturning practice, I always keep an eye out for wood I can salvage and convert into objects that will enhance the interior décor of someone’s home. So when people ask what my favourite wood is, I say “free wood!” Knowing that I like to recycle wood, friends now tell me when they see timber that might be of interest, or better still, bring it to me!. Last week a text message told me a piece of wood had been left near my back gate by a friend as he made his way home from work. I grabbed a trolley, opened the gate and there was a branch section of elm about 350mm diameter with a growth on its side… I liked what I saw and could hardly wait to

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