Just joined this forum. I Began woodworking a couple of years ago and now have a fairly well equiped shop started in the basement. Looking forward to sharing discussions with everyone.
Can I start with question though?
Does anyone know anything about working with shingle oak? I know that it is a species of red oak that was originally used for making shingles for log cabins (hence the name). I have about 250 board feet of the stuff, cut quarter sawn, drying in my garage right now. I would like to use it to make stair treads for the steps to my finished basement, but I don't know if it would be a good wood to use.
Anyone want to wade in on this topic?