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Blog entry by Mesquiteman posted 04-19-2011 11:19 PM 2470 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

On a recent trip to northern arizona, I contacted a tree service company to see what kind of cool logs they might have laying around. This trip I ended up buying some AZ Cypress, douglas fir and black jack oak. I started milling some of the oak and cypress. The first few pictures are of oak and the last pictures are of the az cypress. I milled the cypress into huge fire place mantles. They are roughly 7 feet long 12 inches wide and 5 inches thick.The oak was milled into 8/4. The douglas fir are huge, im thinking of cutting 3 inch thick slabs for bookmatched dining tables. These would make a massive 10 foot by 4 foot two slab dining table.

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#1 posted 04-20-2011 12:17 AM

Wow, I really like the Black Jack Oak. I have been pleasantly surprised how many different types of Oak I’m finding. I posted a cpl projects on here with Blue Oak I used and LOVE IT !!!!

Nice score!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 04-20-2011 12:24 AM

all of it is great looking wood i love to see it rough like that and just amagine what it would look like fished into a nice piece.Thanks for the pictures


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#3 posted 04-20-2011 01:37 AM

Great looking wood! Too bad we don’t have any mesquite trees growing around here…

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#4 posted 04-21-2011 02:46 AM

Here is another picture of the black jack oak. It turned out to be amazing.

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#5 posted 04-21-2011 04:43 AM

Incredible! It hardly looks real.

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