The previous oak tree from “The Shawshank Redemption” remains to be getting busy dwelling … now as a bit of fancy furnishings made for a superfan.
Brian McNeal, proprietor of Natural Wood Mirrors, tells TMZ … he’s been working with the homeowners of the well-known film tree to craft a desk for a possible purchaser from Toronto who loves the movie, and already has 2 smaller tables constituted of the oak.
We’re advised the man dropped over $24ok whole on the two tables, however wished to take it to a different stage for the third piece within the set, and gave McNeal a $65,000 price range to work with. As you’ll be able to see … he’s profiting from it.
McNeal says he’s utilizing a product referred to as EcoPoxy to encase the wooden for the desk’s floor, and in addition used a department from the tree to create the desk’s base. The centerpiece contains stills from the basic movie — together with photographs of Andy and Red — and reads, “crafted from The Shawshank Oak Tree.”
“The Shawshank Redemption” shall be celebrating its 25th anniversary later this yr, and the Ohio State Reformatory the place it was filmed shall be holding the fifth annual Shawshank Hustle — a race and competition in its honor.
McNeal says he and the tree’s proprietor shall be providing on-line possibilities to win tickets to the occasion, the place a number of the actors are anticipated to attend, together with a tour of the place the remaining wooden is saved and the sphere the place the tree stood.
The well-known tree was minimize down after struggling extreme storm injury in 2016, however the lumber’s lived on the type of collector’s gadgets … together with 25th anniversary slices of the tree’s trunk.