After making such an epic bed from New Guinean Rosewood, @violetalili found her new project in Strahan, #Tasmania : four marvelous pieces of recovered #Huon Pine which will be our dinner table with benches. #HuonPine lives for thousands of years and grows unbelievably slow; the rings are so close it can be difficult to see the spaces! Tasmania used to have forests and forests of this remarkable endemic tree, now it's nearly gone; the few remaining stands, a shadow of its former glory. Another case of poor resource management; you couldn't even call the demise of the Huon Pine forests "management ." The early loggers had no idea it would take literally multiplied thousands of years to regrow the stands of trees they were cutting in weeks and days. Humanity usually acts now (in our own self-interest, as a rule) and thinks about the ramifications tomorrow, or next year, or never. Huon Pine is such a high quality wood, and such an unusually hard and beautiful pine, ambitious entrepreneurs have taken to reclaiming logs and trees out of the many Tasmanian rivers. We found these sets of matching pieces in a mill in Strahan and couldn't pass them up. Brendon, the mill owner, was a an absolute gem and even revealed a local trout fishing spot with big pig Brown #Trout , but don't ask me where it's at, I'll never tell.