The 42″ quarter-sawn white oak Mission Coat Tree is complete. The tapered and walnut-pegged top has a definite oriental influence to it. The white oak was from a tree on my lot that we lost a few years back which I had milled at Ellis Custom Sawing and Woodworking in West Chicago. The tree – from counting it’s rings – was a sapling in 1878. There was a lead musket ball lodged in the wood but I was not able to save it before the saw threw it out.