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Blog entry by darrenjttu posted 03-27-2011 11:50 PM 1090 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Any one ever work with it? Any pics? Is it worth milling?

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#1 posted 03-28-2011 01:40 AM

never heard of it


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#2 posted 03-28-2011 02:48 AM

Darren, chinaberry is of course not native to the U.S., although it’s been naturalized now since it was first introduced here from Asia in the mid 1800’s for ornamental purposes. To many it’s considered a nuisance or pest plant since it spreads rapidly, but believe it or not it’s used as turning wood and to make furniture in asia. It reportedly is of medium density and takes a nice polish. I have lots of it here where I live, and have wanted to try making something out of it, but just haven’t got around to getting some.Also something else interesting is it’s from the family group (meliaceae) which is the mahogany family.So good luck, and I hope that you mill it. Let us know here at LJ’s how it works out.

-- "everything is beautiful, but not everyone sees it" ~confucius-551-449 b.c.~

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#3 posted 03-29-2011 07:11 PM

I have some china berry as well, but not as much as I did becaue my brother go confused on what logs he was suppose to chop up into firewood. I’ve never used it, but it appears to have a warm brown hearwood that looks like it has potentional. Let me know how it works out.

-- David

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#4 posted 03-29-2011 07:36 PM

Turned out to be hackberry

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