|Project by douglbe||posted 04-25-2010 08:08 PM||4100 views||2 times favorited||28 comments|
I work for a farmer that had a 6 acre wood lot to take out for irrigation pivots. Most of the trees were small and were bulldozed down, but they kept the larger trees for me. I got a real surprise with a 22” diameter Cherry tree with a 20’ trunk they found. I got Cherry, Walnut, Hard Maple, White Ash, and Basswood out of the woodlot. After cutting I ended up with Cherry 500 bd/ft, Maple 475 bd/ft, Walnut 240 bd/ft, White Ash 750 bd/ft, and 550 bd/ft of Basswood. I kept 6 cants out of the Basswood, I might try to sell to Duck decoy carvers. I recently built a Solar Kiln and have 250 bd/ft of the Cherry loaded and drying. My cost – build a Cherry China Cabinet for the farmer. Through this whole process, he said I was like a kid in candy store. Imagine that!
-- Doug, Reed City, Michigan