Wotten sourced the stump from a fallen burled Sitka Spruce, one of the largest conifer species in the world that can grow up to 300 feet in height. The enormous stump was hollowed out to create a one-room space and topped with cedar shingles and a droopy copper peak. A few old-fashioned, hand-carved windows punctuate the tiny shed.
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The unpainted interior is decorated with some handmade wooden furniture, built-in shelving, photographs, notes, art, and memorabilia of musicians who have played in the dwelling, such as author Paul Quarrington and Eric Clapton. A piece of paper pinned to the wall says: “It has been said that playing guitar in here is like playing guitar inside a guitar!”
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