For me it's a very exciting process to fell and dry my own wood. In this way I can reach with a little luck different wood species like plumwood, yew, rowanberry wood, etc.
I am very happy, that I have found a sawmill in my immediate environment, which agreed to saw some planks of this beautiful wood for me.
I brushed the ends with wax in the hope of minimising cracks during the drying process.
That was in April 2014 - let's see, what will happen...