Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Full time cruising on my boat. Currently on the Little Tenn. River (Tellico Lake) near Knoxville
I dont know anything about river birch
but as far as the live oak goes, I would leave it behind. If you have a way to mill it and have a few years or more to air dry it and then kiln dry it, you will have a wood that looks ok but is not particularly attractive. No more so than any other kind of oak, As for turning, I have found it difficult but workable and again, not worth my trouble. To others it might be. Sorry, but you asked.