Thanks I would love to see your wood stash butt I already have some local yard tree walnut.With my own portable sawmill, and access to our Ozark hardwoods, I don't often suffer from wood envy, but those boards are real attention getters! Bring some on over to Missouri & I swap you for some nice walnut!
I have no sassafras Honeylocust, pecan or mulberry- In fact never used them.Awww, after seeing that last photo, why not just give me a nice paper cut and pour lemon juice on it? If not walnut, how about sassafras, sycamore, cherry, honeylocust, hickory, mulberry, hedge, pecan, or persimmon?
Hey Mike1950, I'll be happy to help you unload your trailer (into the back of my car). I'm just outside Seattle. Where do you find such nice scores???
Oh I love to build but my collecting habit far surpass's my ability to build with it. Think about how many boxes come out of a plank like that- makes me dizzy just to think about it. :laughing::laughing: But at least I collect relatively dry wood- now you and Post Oakie -you really got it bad you collect the green stuff and have to let it dry....... but then again I drool at the thought of having hardwood forests...........I'm with you on the obsession mike.
I'm beginning to think Im more of a wood collector than a builder. Laughing!!!!
No- I find them stashed in barns- backyards- etc. You would not believe some of the stories wood has. I bought some cherry (300 ft) and white ash(220 ft) that was cut on this guys family farm in upper michigan- he moved with wood to St loius- then Salt lake-then portland Ore- then Sokane, wa. this was over 12 yrs. He decided to retire to Ecuador and sold it to me. It is well traveled wood. Seems just as dumb as my other boards when I cut them wrong though........... :laughing::laughing:Do you cut down, and mill the trees yourself?
Most are crazy as you say but patience helps. Also I buy pretty big amounts- limits the buyers.Are the folks reasonable with their asking prices? Around the bay area old wood is priced at a premium. It's crazy how much people as for rotting wood.