The Hurricane Chairs

The discussion of the legacy of the storm on page 206 briefly mentions furniture made with wood fallen during the Hurricane. As of the publication of the first edition, I had not yet seen any of these pieces in person. Since then I have come across only one very distinctive type of furniture. After a couple of them made an appearance at some of my talks (brought in by audience members who wanted to show them up), it took a small dose of thrilling detective work to piece together the information above. The distinctive appearance of the chairs also means that I can now recognize them at a simple glance, even before examining the tell-tale markings under the seat. The new Chapter 10 in the 80th anniversary edition contains the additional information about these chairs that I was able to find.