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[BLANK] seasons faster than [BLANK]. (Eastern hardwoods edition)

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Jon1270, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. Bret Chase

    Bret Chase Minister of Fire

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    Red oak to me takes to long to dry for me, up until I moved into this house, I could never commit to 2+ year drying times. I will probably lift the red oak prohibition this cutting season. Hickory is worth a lot of $ as a veneer or saw log if the tree is big enough.

    I don't have an unlimited amount of locust, but I know I've got about 20 cords worth of it in just one stand that is dying/dead and needs to come down... and it's not the only stand of them.
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  2. Dune

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    That's awesome.
  3. Wood Duck

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    Most of the wood I burn could be beautiful furniture, floors, etc, except that I am burning trees that were far from the quality needed for lumber, veneer, or any other use besides firewood. If you live in Black Walnut territory they are everywhere and most aren't destined to become a desk.

    If seasoning time is a factor I'd consider pine. Pine seasons in one year and is generally cheaper than hardwoods. I agree that sodt maple is a good choice amomg hardwoods.
  4. Bret Chase

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    The 3 walnut trees I have aren't black walnuts... I don't know the specific species, but they look like my shagbark trees, but without the "shag" and a similar but different leaf shape. The nuts they produce are also quite small...
  5. Bret Chase

    Bret Chase Minister of Fire

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    seasoning time was only a factor when I was renting.... I inherited/bought (long complicated story) my grandfather's house a year and a half ago... It's "the family homestead"... It took me the year and a half to get to the point where I could put in a new chimney and get away from K1 fired monitors (crushingly expensive in this old house). I will live in this house until I die...

    I can cut it and stack it and let it season now :D

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