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ISU Students create furniture from state's largest Scarlet Oak felled by 2005 campus tornado

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Designers with furniture

Iowa State University furniture design students and associate professor Chris Martin designed furniture for a new campus art museum using wood from a tree downed by a tornado that struck campus in 2005. From left: Dean Vande Griend, Andy Kopp, Martin and Brent Herrig.

Martin and Vande Griend

Iowa State University furniture design student Dean Vande Griend (left) discusses his bench design with Chris Martin, associate professor of art and design. The bench is made of wood from a tree destroyed by a tornado on campus.

Print-quality versions of the following photos are available from Teddi Barron, (515) 294-4778; tbarron@iastate.edu

Desk by Chris Martin, 2007

Desk by Chris Martin, 2007

Bench by Ben Ryan, 2007

Bench by Ben Ryan, 2007

Bench by Cale Caboth, 2007

Bench by Cale Caboth, 2007

Bench by Cale Caboth, 2007

Bench by Dean Vande Griend, 2007

Lectern by Chris Martin, 2007

Lectern by Chris Martin, 2007

Furniture group

Furniture pieces designed by Iowa State University furniture design students and their professor using wood from a Scarlet Oak tree downed by a tornado that struck the campus, Sept. 8, 2005. The furniture is for the university's new Christian Petersen Art Museum.

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Print-quality versions of all photos are available from Teddi Barron, (515) 294-4778; tbarron@iastate.edu