Storm Arwen tore a big oak tree in half on the edge of my village. The core of the tree was rotten as the picture shows, but it's big enough to make benches or a chest one day when seasoned I hope. A centre knot will ensure some odd deviations in shape. Defects make it quite a struggle and I'm trying to take my time and not be too hasty and write it off as firewood!
Some more of these popular cleft benches and possible chest parts is the objective.