Reclaimed Cedar #2: Oh no! It is not cedar; it is Hemlock

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Blog entry by Chris Love posted 10-03-2011 05:03 PM 1061 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, I bought my new saw. Set it up, installed my wood slicer blade, and started figuring out how to use this saw and the process I want to use for resawing all of this cedar…funny this does not smell like cedar. So I cut a couple more pieces and it doesn’t exactly look like cedar either. I have never worked with wood that has been a fence for 30 plus years, does cedar change much over time?

So I took a couple of samples to some friends. The consensus is that it is not cedar; but no one is sure what it is. Well maybe Leon knows…Yep (Thanks Leon!) it is most likely Hemlock. Wow! Untreated hemlock as a rail fence for 30 plus years and still enough left to maybe reuse…

OK, now what shall I build?

-- Chris, Bremerton, WA

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#1 posted 10-03-2011 08:55 PM

Any pictures of the wood? Please!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#2 posted 10-03-2011 10:42 PM

and what is Hemlock ? ..........not concrete I gess since you use a woodslicer :—)


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#3 posted 10-04-2011 08:05 PM

Western Hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla)

Pictures coming soon…

-- Chris, Bremerton, WA

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#4 posted 10-04-2011 09:29 PM

Thank´s Chris
just read about on Wiki :-)
its look like our (rødgran ) Norwigian spruce (Picea abies) just a hole lot bigger :-)
here is the Danish link to it ..
there is an english site of it too you can click on
a swedish sceince team has found a spruce tree near the border to Norway
that is about 8000 years old ….waow

take care

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