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Hardwood oak slab for firewood? Newbie question

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by ToastyToes, Jul 14, 2009.

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  1. ToastyToes

    ToastyToes New Member

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    Here's the ad:

    Hardwood OAK slab firewood debarked and banded - $45
    Red oak and white oak bundles 8' long. Weigh a couple thousand pounds each. Wood has been run through a debarker and is clean. No complaints. There are lumber board rejects in here that people build with too...Been used for fencing. play house/tree fort, siding.


    Can I burn this stuff in an insert? I can cut it up with a chainsaw.

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  2. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    I'm pretty sure if you set fire to it, that it will burn.
  3. drdoct

    drdoct Feeling the Heat

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    I wouldn't count on it being dry though. Maybe you'll get lucky. Sounds like a pretty nice deal and easy to get set up for with your saw. You'll have nice looking firewood.
  4. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    It sounds good except for that last sentence. Has this already been used for fencing, etc? If so, has it been treated? If so, it is a no go for burning in a stove. But if they just mean that someone could use it for that, then no worries.

    The only other thing is, how big are those bundles? $45 for how much?

    btw, welcome to the forum ToastyToes.
  5. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    I read it to mean that you could build things with it if that's what you wanted to do with it, not that it's already been used that way. A bundle of "a couple thousand pounds" could be the equivalent of nearly a half cord. No question that the wood will burn well, but slab wood can be tedious to process and stack. It's probably fairly thin, so it should season fairly quickly. Heck, I'd go bring a bundle home & see what I could do with it. Mostly burning, I'd think, but there just might be some picture frames or something in that bundle, as well...if you're into that woodworking sort of thing. Rick
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