|Project by PGreene||posted 05-08-2009 10:52 PM||12340 views||0 times favorited||24 comments|
We had two large pecan trees in the back yard that needed to come down. One was pushing up the concrete in front of the shop and the other was dangerously hanging over the house in two directions. The wife gave me the go ahead to cut them down and mill them into lumber! Tim Moore from Tim’s Custom Saw in Wilson, NC came over with his portable saw mill and we spent the day cutting pecan. I got about 600 board feet of 4/4 lumber at 6” wide. I also had some 12” boards cut for door pannels. I got some 12/4 beams for table legs. The prize of the day was a large crotch piece that took about half of out time but was well worth it. I got some bowl pieces from it, but most was cut into 6/4 slabs for table tops. The crotch is GORGEOUS!!! Not counting the crotch slabs, I figure 600 board feet of lumber at 2.25 a ft would cost over $1300. This cost me just $300 to have sawn! Now I just have to wait for it to season and you will all be seeing a lot of pecan projects up here!