Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Northeast Indiana
Cherry and walnut logs to lumber
I just had several cherry logs milled into lumber. These trees from my woods all fell during a storm in 2017. I have a friend with a WoodMizer mill, so he brings the mill to the woods (he charged me $80 per hour). We cut for 6 hours and got 1200 board feet of lumber. About 700 BF is cherry, 250, walnut, and the rest maple, elm and ironwood. I will leave the wood stickered for at least 2 years in the barn. I cut a few slabs from the butt of one of the cherry logs which had some insect damage. In a few years, I can see filling the damage with clear Epoxy and making some live edge tables.
The slab wood gets cut into fire wood. We did make a big pile of sawdust!