Monday, February 15, 2016


A few years ago we cut down an old fir tree in the front yard that was not thriving in the shadow of the oaks. We saved some of the trunk portions for firewood, but one was to become a gift box for 2013 (in addition to the "dig").

After stripping the bark, slicing off a portion for the lid and using the drill press to hollow out a cavity in the trunk, an evergreen scented candle was placed inside and the lid glued back on with dowels. Opening was merely a matter of breaking the dowels or prying the lid off.