I don’t know if this is the right place to post this message but here it is.
As y’all know Monte Pitman is the King of the Beetle Kill Pine. Y’all seen his beautiful projects posted on here and probably marveled at the beautiful wood he uses. He has his own mill and logs all his own timber. This is how he is able to cherry-pick the great wood he uses.
Well for several weeks or maybe a month I have been pestering him to ship me some BKP. And he did. The poor little UPS delivery gal staggered up my driveway with a dolly of wood that outweighed her. With a minimum of grumbling she unloaded the boards in my garage. Kathy and I cut off the tape and what a sight. This wood is like nothing I have ever seen before. I’ve got to come up with a special project that will show off this wood. It can’t be wasted on nicky-knacky. I can see there is definitely a coffee table in the boards. Some of the knots are as big as grapefruits and they stay golden with the slate/blue wood around them even with a finish.
So I wanted to post some pictures of what he sent and I’ll attach them to this message. And his price floored me. I couldn’t go to the big box store and buy their cheapest wood for this price. If it hadn’t had to come from SD to TX and UPS wasn’t so greedy, the wood would have nearly been free. Monte says he is getting things under control so he has more time to mill and I urge anyone with a project requiring fancy wood, contact him. Even if you have to wait for the wood, it is worth it.’
-- If trees could scream, would we still cut them down. We might, if they did it all the time for no good reason