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Posted on Looking for eastern hophornbeam boards

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#1 posted 08-13-2012 11:29 PM

Its interesting that you asked. I would love to have some Hornbeam too (most woodworkers leave off the “hop” as that only refers the appearance of its seeds which look like hops that beer is made with). So after your request I did an Internet search for both “Hophornbeam” and “Hornbeam”. What I got were a lot of scholarly descriptions but no suppliers. It appears to be available as a tree all across most of the USA and is often used an an ornamental in people’s yards. Apparently there is no commercial call for it. I suggest you find a local sawmill, preferably a smaller one, and put in an order there and wait. Maybe with an order for it they will scrounge up a tree for you. If you find a source I wish you would post it here. This and keep an eye on eBay.


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