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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by steeltowninwv, May 15, 2013.
shagbark and pignut...
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Out here in the wild west if I could choose any wood it wood be Madrone and live oak. Set for life. BTUs and even more BTUs. 30.9 M BTU/cord and 36.6 M BTU/cord, respectively. Beat those! Shoulder season and winter wood, forget the rest. Live oak has a lot of oil in it instead of water, so it only takes one year to fully season.
Now, if I cold only have a species from what is in my stacks now, I would probably pick Oregon white oak and Black Locust. But they have a paltry 28.0 and 26.8 M BTU/cord, respectively.
I definitely would not choose cottonwood and willow.
I can't even bear the thought of it. I think I would put a whole bottle of aspirin in my stove.
Well I thought I'd wish/dream for the best
Locust and beech
Depends. I'd take the best 2 species that were growing where I had to cut them. This is pretty much what we are doing now and have been doing for a long time.
Hickory and pecan. The stove will burn anything but I'm picky for my BBQ pit.....
Poplar and cottonwood.
I think I'd choose red oak and black locust. Very used to red oak, splits like a dream, and love the BTUs of locust. I'd also prefer if it was delivered, free, split, stacked, and seasoned, and carried into the house weekly.
Red oak, maybe you need to train that wife better?
Black Locust and well seasoned oak. As long as we're wishing..... one year oak seasoning.
Oak and Cherry. One burns a long time, the other is good for the shoulder season and starting fires. I'd be just as happy with Maple and Oak.
HAHAHA! That's a good one Backwoods Savage! I've given up on the wife - I'm trying to get some help from the kids now!
Actually, a few years ago I was down with the flu for a few weeks, and she did faithfully haul wood in during that time. But when I'm well, it's all on me!
Do I have to split it? That might influence my two choices.
Douglas Fir - 95%
Western Red Cedar - 5%
??? "Rilly" ???
Given the wood available around here, I'd say Doug Fir and Bigleaf Maple. If the Fir is pitchy it'll make good kindling too.
Cherry and Hickory. Light it and let some smoke into the room.
2. Sugar Maple
2 Osage Orange
Locust (both flavors)
That looks nasty, what kind of oak is it? It doesn't look like any oak I ever seen.