Some seasoned and older woods like black walnut, laburnum, laurel, maple, fruit trees (apple, plum etc.), and Garry oak can be sourced in your neighbourhood, watch for active tree services at work! Ask for some!
Above photos show two black walnut desk art pieces on my own desk.
Size: 17″ x 13″
Size: 12″ x 12″
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