On the west coast of North America (British Columbia, Washington, Oregon) grows a beautiful tree called an Arbutus (Madrone). Its distinctive red bark sets it apart from all other trees. It is a notoriously difficult wood to work with because of its tendancy to twist and warp. But if you can manage to find some wood, its pleasant light amber tones carry great promise.
Here is the arbutus tree:
And here is the ergo that I have been working on. I still have finish sanding on the fork area, but it feels really good and the subtle grains are simply stunning. I am looking forward to finishing this off and sharing the results with you.
Thanks so much for looking.