September 13, 2008, a massive 55" diameter oak went through my rental property next door. It was one of the largest trees in the neighborhood and completely covered the house, draping over all sides of it.
The limbs from the tree were stacked 5 feet x 5 feet x 200 feet long. Here is Garland and Lily a couple weeks after the storm.
I saved the base of the tree and carved a throne with a chainsaw, fine tuned it with a grinder and smoothed with a sander. It is finished with a gallon of watco and hand-rubbed tung oil.
Ike's Throne, a meditation on the power of the storm and the energy captured within the tree.