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Here we see cabinet-makers Jeff Segal, Paul Shrubshall and Andrew Marsh as they work together to mill a giant beech tree using an Alaskan chainsaw. The 200-year old tree was rotten with disease and therefore unsafe to leave growing within a residential environment. Keen conservationists, they like to use recycled timber in their work and hope to find `Spalted Beech` to incorporate within their designs.
When a 10 ton plane tree is felled in London it's easier and cheaper to mill the wood on site rather than try moving it. This film shows the assembly described by cabinetmaker, Jeff Segal.