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You are now only allowed two types of wood - pick them..

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by CarbonNeutral, Dec 18, 2009.

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  1. Bugboy

    Bugboy New Member

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    Hedge and locust, both of which are very common here.

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  2. madrone

    madrone Minister of Fire

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    Douglas Fir (tight grain older stuff) and, of course, Madrone.
  3. johnsopi

    johnsopi Minister of Fire

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  4. ansehnlich1

    ansehnlich1 Minister of Fire

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    I'm with ya on this one....

    For me, it would definitely be WHITE OAK and HICKORY!

    Hands down, the two best woods I've ever burned.
  5. adrpga498

    adrpga498 Minister of Fire

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    As everyone runs for the different species of oak, I'll hang back for the left over locust and mulberry, thank you very much.
  6. Jeb1heat

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    Oak and Birch. Oak heats great and I love the sound of throwing a birch log on.
  7. fyrwoodguy

    fyrwoodguy Feeling the Heat

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    sugar maple & red or white oak
  8. golfandwoodnut

    golfandwoodnut Minister of Fire

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    Cherry and Black Locust for me, they both season quick, burn nice and the cherry smells great.
  9. myzamboni

    myzamboni Minister of Fire

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    Eucalyptus and Oak
  10. CarbonNeutral

    CarbonNeutral Minister of Fire

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    I just bought the last of my pine inside - have a found a pile of what may be ash, so..
  11. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    Oak and Locust
  12. wendell

    wendell Minister of Fire

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    Locust and hickory
  13. ccwhite

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    Me 2. I love locust and have loads of it and cherry is great and very abundant. I also love the smell of the cherry burning ... not so much with the locust. Seems lately I've had mostly Oak and maple as that was left over from logging.

    I see a lot of pine burners. I guess you gotta burn what ya can get but I don't think I've ever burned a single chunk of pine (Other than the occasional piece of scrap lumber from some project). Do you guys have trouble with creosote from the pine?
  14. Wallyworld

    Wallyworld Member

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    Red Oak and Yellow Birch, both burn long and hot, split easily with my splitter
  15. lexybird

    lexybird Minister of Fire

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    i agree .....
  16. ROBERT F

    ROBERT F Minister of Fire

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    Just like any other wood, only if burnning it when its unseasoned. when its seasoned it burns just as clean as any other wood.
  17. North of 60

    North of 60 Minister of Fire

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    I am on my 5th house now.
  18. SolarAndWood

    SolarAndWood Minister of Fire

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    hope you were able to reuse the foundation and improved the layout every time.
  19. CarbonNeutral

    CarbonNeutral Minister of Fire

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    That was the problem - he burned the old studs and set fire to the new house. Rinse, repeat.
  20. madrone

    madrone Minister of Fire

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    Yes. I find it much easier to get creosote from hardwoods.
  21. countrybois

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    #1 Hickory

    #2 Ash
  22. Wood Duck

    Wood Duck Minister of Fire

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    I'm going with pine and oak. Pine burns fast, oak slow, so I can be flexible, and both smell nice when you are cutting and splitting. Specifically I want Lodgepole Pine and Red Oak. I have never actually processed a Lodgepole Pine but they seem to have few branches, so I think they'd be easy to work with. It'll have to be shipped in, but I think there should be some beetle-killed Lodgepole Pine out there somewhere. The Red Oak I can get locally.

    If I have to pay for this, I'll continue to take whatever the neighbors stack by the road for the chippers.
  23. ChrisNJ

    ChrisNJ Feeling the Heat

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    With my limited experience burning different known species I like Locust and Maple, however I look forward to meeting some Ash for next year which I will find.
  24. ikessky

    ikessky Minister of Fire

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    Can't believe I'm the only one that brought up ironwood in 4 pages..........
  25. Vic99

    Vic99 Minister of Fire

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    white birch and hickory
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