I’ve just had the interesting realization in that that pesky decorative fruit dropping tree in the back yard is made up of some sizeable pieces of wood…wood that, once it is properly dry, I can build things out of. My wife didn’t have to convince me to finally take it down this weekend….I jumped at the chance to harvest my very first wood. I think it was some kind of cherry or perhaps a decorative apple…plant biology was never my strong suit. I will take a sample of the seed/fruit to our local garden centre, they may know what it was.
It was not a large tree by any means, but I figure I can get enough boards out of it to make some nice boxes for my wife and daughter. I am unsure how long it will take to dry. I have a buddy who has a bandsaw so I will ask him if I can cut the trunks down to some more manageable drying sizes. I don’t think it is clear enough to get any veneer out of it…I guess I’ll be better able to determine that once I get the first slab off of it.
If anybody has any ideas on how to identify the tree species I’d sure appreciate the help.
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