Something amazing happens when you desaturate wood to the point where color disappears and you are left with a cross-section showing the basic architecture of the tree. There is actually nothing basic about it: the complex grain structure, gnarled disruptions of branches protrude in the form of knots, swirls, and starbursts from fungus and bugs as well as mineral streaks and flecking. In a single board, we could be looking at 40-50 years of life. As if that isn’t amazing enough, the appearance of an ax mark covered up by years of new growth brings into sharp relief the complex history of trees and their relationship with us. In Bone White, we try to distill each of our favorite species of wood into its basic structural form.