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Blog entry by martin007 posted 01-30-2008 12:43 AM 1385 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi all

3 to 4 red pines of 10” in diameter are going to be put down near my cottage and the owner is asking me if I want them. I have a chain saw mill, so I could get some decent lumber out of them. I would like to know the qualities of red pine for furniture making.

-- Martin, Gatineau, Québec



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cronk

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#1 posted 01-31-2008 06:24 AM

trees of that size will really have fairly poor quality wood for furniture. I would suspect that their have fairly wide growth rings and little heartwood. I would not bother with them personally as the wood probably would not be very stable or have much character.

-- cronk, oregon

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scottb

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#2 posted 01-31-2008 07:03 AM

Probably not worth the trouble. Great to practice turning on though. Just turn those green logs down to mulch! might get a nice bowl or something out of it.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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martin007

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#3 posted 01-31-2008 04:31 PM

At what size do you think the trees would provide good quality wood. I mentionned 10 inches but might be larger that. The trees are in a plantation so they are pretty straight.

Thanks to both of you

-- Martin, Gatineau, Québec

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PurpLev

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#4 posted 09-03-2008 05:39 PM

um – like – BIGGER:

http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/frank/blog/5335

and even bigger than that.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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