Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Living With Wood

The split rail fence surrounding Our Lady of Refuge, the La Honda Catholic Church, was built in 1948 or 1949. With the help of some baling wire and a few repairs over the years, it still stands.

I was wondering where they cut the trees for this fence- perhaps redwood saplings growing on the church property itself - when I noticed this section: Split telephone poles! If you know anything about La Honda, you might not assume that those telephone poles were lawfully obtained. This being a church, however, I will assume they used honorable means.

I'm a wood salvager myself, so it warms my heart to see salvaged wood used in this fence - and still standing after 60 years.

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