Tony Farrell is a wood-turner and wood-harvester, working in Cork, Ireland. He makes multi-purpose boards, turns bowls, lamps, hollow forms and boxes, buttons, cake stands, bookshelves and other wooden objects all from native Irish woods, which he harvests and seasons himself.
Wood is harvested from either dead or storm-felled trees or recycled from old timbers and off-cuts that might otherwise be burnt or left to rot. Oak, ash, elm, sycamore, beech, apple, cherry, sweet chestnut and yew are all used.
Seasoning the wood takes a minimum of six months and can take up to two years, depending on the type of wood, and the condition of the tree before it is harvested.