My Very Own Lumberyard

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Project by douglbe posted 04-25-2010 08:08 PM 3914 views 2 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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

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#1 posted 04-25-2010 08:36 PM

I am jealous!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#2 posted 04-25-2010 08:38 PM

Lucky dog…. what a haul!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 04-25-2010 08:42 PM

Awwwww! I want a farmer like that!

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#4 posted 04-25-2010 08:47 PM

Great score it even had labels on it when it was milled you can’t beat that. LOL

-- Custom furniture

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#5 posted 04-25-2010 08:58 PM

Oh yeah…....................... That is GREAT !!!

-- We all must start somewhere in our journey of doing what we love to do.

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#6 posted 04-25-2010 09:05 PM

what a beautiful site…a mill…..a huge log…..and lumber to come from it all…..what a score…..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#7 posted 04-25-2010 09:19 PM

Lucky dawg fer sure!!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#8 posted 04-25-2010 09:42 PM

That is a great haul. Your sawmill looks great too my sawmill attaches to my chainsaw. great score

-- Couldn't think of anything clever. I LIKE WOOD

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#9 posted 04-25-2010 10:41 PM

I am jealous, I wish I knew a farmer like that that would save me a few trees. Cant wait to see what comes of that wood.

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Dave Price

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#10 posted 04-25-2010 10:53 PM

wow that is a great deal

-- Dave Price , Roswell New Mexico

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#11 posted 04-26-2010 12:27 AM

stunning….....great score
congrat´s with it
there shuold be for a few year work
in it


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#12 posted 04-26-2010 12:50 AM

I am also jealous

-- Nick,Pa.

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#13 posted 04-26-2010 01:06 AM

Awesome looking wood, and a nice saw mill. You have a great setup.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#14 posted 04-26-2010 01:28 AM

That is SOOOOOOOO cool. Envious, I am – for sure! I’m glad for you.

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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#15 posted 04-26-2010 01:57 AM

That looks like fun…Good score…

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