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Celebrating Birch

10/25/2007 12:00:00 AM

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As a boy, I recall my brother-in-law telling of the romantic concept of writing love letters on bark peeled from a birch tree. I haven't given much thought to birch trees or birch wood since then. Birch isn't the type of wood I usually consider for the type of wood-working projects I do.

But I recently received an advance copy of Celebrating Birch: The Lore, Art, and Craft of an Ancient Tree. The book includes many projects from birch bark shoes to carved birch-wood bowls to bark ornaments. There's even a recipe for birch-sap root beer!

The step-by-step photos will guide you through each project. In addition to the beautiful photography throughout the book, the 'Lore and Legends' and 'Biology and Ecology' sections make this book a perfect option to leave on your coffee table, too.



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