From Logs To Lumber #7: Got all the logs milled

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Blog entry by alaskan79 posted 11-24-2009 07:58 PM 1325 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well got all the logs milled and the lumber on stickers. I think there is about 2000 BF total. I have a few Cherry slabs a couple 16/4 and some 12/4 and 8/4. plus lots of 4/4. About 600 BF of Cherry and about the same in Hard Maple. The rest is some Poplar, Hemlock, Elm, White Pine, And one not real sure what it is might be Ironwood. Here are a couple pictures of the 2 stacks of lumber.

You can see some of the Cherry slabs in this one

If you had been watching my other blog it was under new toy and I had milled the logs myself with the sawmill.


-- alaskan79, Michigan

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#1 posted 11-24-2009 08:17 PM


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#2 posted 11-24-2009 09:26 PM

Looks like a nice supply of wood to keep you going for a while.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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#3 posted 11-24-2009 10:10 PM

nice stack of wood. too bad you don’t have a dry kiln.

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#4 posted 11-24-2009 11:34 PM

that looks nice. it would take me a long time to use that much material. nice work!

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#5 posted 11-25-2009 12:39 AM

That is a wonderful stack of wood. It would be a lifetime supply for me. But it would be fun trying to find uses for it. :)

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#6 posted 11-25-2009 01:32 AM

Nice. It rained cats and dogs here today…no milling for me. I put my stickers closer together than what it looks like in your pictures (18” max, closer on reaction wood like small logs)

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#7 posted 11-25-2009 07:31 AM

The stacks are over 6’ high and 4’ wide, that is how my dad has stacked his lumber for years. The long boards on the bottom are 12’ 6” long. He has had very few problems with stacking that way, might get a couple boards get wild out of the whole stack. But you will get that even if you put stickers real close. By having the stack high you get a lot of weight on the boards and that helps keep them flat.


-- alaskan79, Michigan

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