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Blog entry by Karson posted 12-13-2013 04:15 PM 821 reads 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a picture about the A.F Anderson LumberYard So Boardman Michigan early 1900. I believe the writing on the photo states 59,000 Bd Ft of wood.

Note the boards that stick-out so you can climb up the stack and have workers stand on them as they pass wood up to the top of the stack.

It states that this pile is 35 ft high.

Another picture.

The saw mill.

The Best team in the woods.

Here’s another picture of the step boards.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †



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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 12-13-2013 04:24 PM

Wow, that’s a lot of lumber!!!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 12-13-2013 04:29 PM

i think i could make a few projects from that stack…lets get to work men…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#3 posted 12-13-2013 04:31 PM

Wow they did stack it high back then. I bet it was very nice old growth wood . Thanks for sharing these cool photos Karson.

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#4 posted 12-13-2013 04:43 PM

very cool pictures

-- John Gray

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#5 posted 12-13-2013 04:52 PM

Now that’s my idea of Heaven on Earth. I could mess up some projects with all of that wood. Thanks for sharing that with us Karson.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#6 posted 12-13-2013 07:09 PM

These are very cool photos…

I’m wondering if they put in the stairs as they build the stack, or are the steps just lumber stuck between layers as they need them, and wherever they need them. Or just extra long stickers for each elevated stop. Interesting.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#7 posted 12-13-2013 08:52 PM

Is that all Plywood?!

Looks like it to me…

That’s a lot of WOOD!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#8 posted 12-13-2013 09:05 PM

Wow oh wow now that some serious stacks of timber when timber was KING!

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Karson

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#9 posted 12-13-2013 11:06 PM

Joe: It looks like they alternate the direction. It looks like 8ft one direction and 12 to 16 ft the other direction. I guess if you glued it it would be a 35ft thick piece of plywood.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Karson

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#10 posted 12-13-2013 11:08 PM

You can see on the second picture the pieces of wood that stick out a little to make the steps to get to the top. Because I guess they have to unload the stack the same way they loaded it “A piece at a time”

The top layer looks like it’s sloped to run the rain off. There’s a thick piece of wood on the front of the top layer.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Dan'um Style

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#11 posted 12-14-2013 12:24 AM

super photos Karson. Thanks a bunch for posting. The man smoking the pipe looks allot like my grandfather.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Karson

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#12 posted 12-14-2013 01:21 AM

Does he run a team of Oxen Dan?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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mmh

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#13 posted 12-14-2013 01:36 AM

VERY IMPRESSIVE! OSHA was NOT around in those days!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#14 posted 12-14-2013 02:18 AM

Karson, I think you have at least that much wood stashed in your workshop!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Karson

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#15 posted 12-14-2013 02:46 AM

You peeked Lew.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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