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if u had only 2 woods to burn the rest of ur life?

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by steeltowninwv, May 15, 2013.

  1. smokinj

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    shagbark and pignut...
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  2. StihlHead

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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.
  3. StihlHead

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    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.
  4. teutonicking

    teutonicking Feeling the Heat

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    I can't even bear the thought of it. I think I would put a whole bottle of aspirin in my stove.
  5. bogydave

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    Well I thought I'd wish/dream for the best ;)
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  6. Locust Post

    Locust Post Minister of Fire

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  7. Backwoods Savage

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    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.
  8. mking7

    mking7 Burning Hunk

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    Hickory and pecan. The stove will burn anything but I'm picky for my BBQ pit.....
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  9. red oak

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    Poplar and cottonwood.

    Just kidding!

    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.
  10. Backwoods Savage

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    Red oak, maybe you need to train that wife better?
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    Paulywalnut Minister of Fire

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    Black Locust and well seasoned oak. As long as we're wishing..... one year oak seasoning.:)
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  14. westkywood

    westkywood Feeling the Heat

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    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.
  15. red oak

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    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!
  16. Joful

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    Do I have to split it? That might influence my two choices.

    Yesterday's oak:

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  18. Joful

    Joful Minister of Fire

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    ??? "Rilly" ???
  19. Bigg_Redd

    Bigg_Redd Minister of Fire

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    Yup
  20. blacktail

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    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.
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  21. mywaynow

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    Cherry and Hickory. Light it and let some smoke into the room.
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    bioman Burning Hunk

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  25. JoeyD

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    That looks nasty, what kind of oak is it? It doesn't look like any oak I ever seen.
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