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Written by abigailwhalen

May 13, 2011 at 4:57 am

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materials addendum :: week 3

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our studio is not only collecting photos and videos on our many field trips, we are also gathering material samples of products and (sometimes surprising) by-products.

Kelly Reed collected some seed samples from Agusta Forestry Seedling Tree Nursery
and scanned them in, they are simple and gorgeous, and a preview of what’s to come!

Black Cherry (Prunus serotina)

Scotch Pine (Pinus sylvestris)


Written by abigailwhalen

February 15, 2011 at 10:55 pm

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convivial wood studio blog :: week 3

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the past week was a bit rocky with 3/10 of our studio (your author included) coming down with a particularly nasty bout of the flu, but, happily, everyone survived and we are back up and running towards our first wave deadline on Friday!

we have continued our site visiting and last week groups of people visited Gaston and Wyatt, Augusta Lumber and Forestry, Dreaming Creek, Georgia Pacific, Rock-Tenn,  and Panorama Paydirt Compost. so, needless to say, when we aren’t driving all over the Commonwealth we are busy at work processing the amazing video and photos these companies have been gracious enough to allow us to collect.

Augusta Forestry



Gaston and Wyatt

Georgia Pacific

this is just a small sampling of the amazing photos my classmates and I have had the opportunity to take. we are discovering that there are so many different wood processes/flows all throughout Virginia at a wide variety of scales and that, for the most part these actions are very waste conscious, often burning scrap for fuel or selling the sawdust and mulch by-products.

we will be hosting a Gallery Talk and exhibition of all the data and accompanying samples we have been compiling on March 20th at 3pm at the School of Architecture. however, our work deadline is fast approaching and soon we will move from field trips to the wood shop! all very exciting, thanks for checking in with us, see you next week!

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February 15, 2011 at 4:48 pm

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