'Redwood Kings' Uncover Ancient Stumps and Burls

By Matt Schumake | Posted: 07/09/2014 2:43PM

 

LOS ANGELES - Animal Planet's new series, "Redwood Kings" will feature a team of woodworkers, designers, and engineers who salvage fallen redwood trees to create custom treehouses and chainsaw sculptures, along with themed facades and interiors.

Brothers Ron and John Daniels, of Daniels Wood Land in Paso Robles, CA, will star in the Friday-night series beginning August 1 at 9pm/ET. In each episode, the woodworkers and their 40 crewmembers will uncover 3,000-year-old trunks, stumps and burls from the understory of the redwood forest to create their custom projects.

Their work will be new to many viewers. Others may already be familiar with the interiors and facades they have installed at restaurants and theme parks throughout California. The first episodes, Animal Planet says, will feature projects such as a working gold rush stamping mill, and a nine-room interactive theatrical experience in San Francisco's historic Fisherman’s Wharf.

With each design featuring massive stumps and crosscuts, it is likely the crew will highlight the unique character and history of the redwoods, along with the challenges of working with wood that has been seasoned by the elements for decades.

 

About the Author

Matt Schumake

As a writer for Custom Woodworking Business, Wood & Wood Products and WoodworkingNetwork.com, Matt reports on tools, trends, innovations and business methods in the woodworking industry. His experience spans e-commerce and marketing, and he specializes in developing web and media presence for businesses small and large. In addition to writing, Matt builds custom wood furniture pieces at his home in Chicago, Illinois. He can be reached at mschumake@vancepublishing.com

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