Exploits collecting "free" wood #2: Burned Cedar & Box Elder

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Blog entry by Monte Pittman posted 11-25-2012 05:01 AM 3744 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: What am I doing here Part 2 of Exploits collecting "free" wood series Part 3: Colors of the kill »

Here’s some pictures of the cedar I got earlier this week,

For the most part the burn only slightly damaged the bark, the actual wood was still plenty good.

Today we went to another ranchers place that was close by. For those who work with Box Elder know that it can be very hit and miss getting quality color in it. We hit the jackpot on the first tree,

I am going to use it for some side rails on a baby crib I have to get done by Christmas. New grandchild due that day.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#1 posted 11-25-2012 05:29 AM

You certainly got some great stuff to work with. We had a fire go through near us a few years ago, and most of the juniper I’ve worked with died in that fire. Good luck, and keep us posted on how it goes.



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#2 posted 11-25-2012 01:52 PM

A great haul for you. That last pic of the box elder would make a GREAT table top. It’s beautiful!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#3 posted 11-25-2012 06:34 PM

I’m envious, very envious ! Mind you, I didn’t have to bust my butt . . .

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#4 posted 11-25-2012 06:38 PM

I know how much work went into getting this ”free” wood. Been there.
And speaking of color, color me very green with envy. :-)

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#5 posted 11-26-2012 12:34 AM

Wow! Congrats on 2 occasions. A gr8 load of Cedar, AND, a new grand baby.. Santa needs to get busy. My youngest daughter is due to have her first baby near the end of Jan 2013.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#6 posted 11-26-2012 02:34 AM

Nice haul Monte and I know how much work you have invested (with a LOT more to come). I’ll bet you are really getting ‘fit and trim’. Congrats on the grandbaby. My neweset was born Oct 26.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#7 posted 11-27-2012 04:52 PM

Beautiful material, Monte.

-- Bob, Indiana, "Well done is better than well said." -Ben Franklin

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