Free wood...take it?

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by freddypd, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. freddypd

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    This is right across the street from me. Tree guy said he would cut it to 18" and bring up driveway. Should I accept? He said it was oak....isn't it maple?

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    Who cares, send him up my driveway if u don't want it................LOL
     
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    Cut, delivered, and free???? Who cares what it is. Burn it!!!!
     
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    Hi Freddy,

    I'm not sure what it is - others have much better ID skills/knowledge and I'm sure will know. The bark does kinda look like maple though.

    But... why do you have any hesitation about taking it? If he's bucking and dropping it in your drive, seems like a no-brainer to me - I'd say get it!
     
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    Looks like red oak to me. Cut for you, across the street. Go get it!
     
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    You are all right. I just feel so disorganized this being my first year. I got stacks of wood all over and need to come up with a plan, but that is for another post. Guess free and delivered sounds great!

    Thanks for the instant responses.

    Wish I could mill some lumber out of it. They are taking down 3 VERY large trees.
     
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    If he is bucking it up for you, take it. That way you dont have to worry about all the stuff buried in the wood, and ruining a chain.
     
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    Red oak
     
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    Freddy, that is almost like a dream come true!!!
     
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    Hmmm . . . is this one of those brain teasers . . . guy is willing to buck the wood to length, bring it up your driveway to you and do this for free and you are wondering if you should take it? Grab it and buy that guy a few cool beverages.
     
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    OK . Let me make sure I have this right :
    Oak; Cut & delivered free & you want to know if you should take it all, right?
    I rarely say this but, DUH? LOL :) :)

    Tell him split & stacked or no deal. LOL :)

    I know (hope) you were teasing us ;)

    My problem is; why are you letting him have all the fun ?
    Good excuse to buy a new Hysq 562XP ;)
     
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    Take it, take it, take it. Make friends with him, cold beverage worked for my tree guys. In fact they dropped a pickup load of oak the other day without telling me. I was looking out the window later that day and thought to my self, didn' t I have most of that ash split. Did realize the present they had left.
     
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    Freddy, Those are some great BTU's! Cut and delivered to your driveway is half the battle. If your not sure and not too far I'll come and get it. Tell the tree guy 22" for me please :)
     
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    You're not supposed to worry about the plan or what to do with it until after you get it. Until you get it all, getting it all is the plan...==c
     
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    That looks like its worth a couple cases of their fav adult beverages.
     
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    Free BTU's like that are rare...sounds like a great deal.

    Wait, he isn't in the mob and if you take it you "owe" him one is he? LOL.
     
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    Saying no to the tree service guy is like a kid chasing Santa Claus back up the chimney before he leaves presents! :) Wow I wish once, just once, someone would offer me a truckload of oak dropped in my driveway! Seems like all anyone drops off is cats :eek:!
     
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    Take it. As for the plan, take a day to buck up those big logs. Then rent a splitter and get some buddies and take a day splitting it. Then take a day to stack it. In 3 days you're all set!
     
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    I must have read this wrong a guy on here wants to know if he should take free REDOAK from across the street...Oh and the tree service will cut it up to 18 inch lenghts. Hum........>> Even if it was Maple you still take IT !
     
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    I have a plan :cool: I'll be right over.
     
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    Even if it were Basswood I would consider.
     
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    Freddy ... if you don't want it. I'll come & get it ;)

    Just let me know, ok??? :p
     
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    Don't take it. You'll regret it. Send him this way.
     
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    Hold out for him to split it :).
     
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    Nice score - looks like almost a cord or so.
     
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