This past Saturday we took a nice little drive down Route 53 past Patricia Kluge’s mansion and mile of beautiful stone walls (no sign of Donald Trump though) to Red Brook Lumber. Bob from Red Brook showed us a bunch of inventory that he has stacked in various barns. After looking through cherry, poplar, cedar, and birch, we decided that the red oak fallen on his family’s farm during the devastating Hurricane Isabel in 2003 would look great at 6th Street. The oak is well priced, is local, requires no clear cutting, has a great rustic look to it, and should hold up to dogs, kids and husbands for years to come.