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07-11-2015 09:53 PM

Topic tags/keywords: desert ironwood hardwood resource

Hi everyone,

While helping my folks move I came across some very large Desert Ironwood stumps and pieces that were in the barn for at least 15 years. One stump weighs over 350 pounds. I cut one of the smaller pieces up and was amazed by the beauty.

Seeing if anyone is interested in acquiring some.


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#1 posted 07-12-2015 12:07 AM

Beautiful wood but very hard on cutting edges.

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#2 posted 07-12-2015 02:03 AM

That just screams make me a hand plane to me.

-- Producing furniture grade firewood since 1984

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#3 posted 07-12-2015 02:04 AM

Yes please, how much are you asking? you can PM me.

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#4 posted 07-12-2015 03:08 AM

daddywoofdawg, how much are you looking for? Size preference?

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#5 posted 07-12-2015 03:13 AM

PM me please on sizes and price.

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#6 posted 07-12-2015 03:37 AM

OH MY! Talk about drool! that is some fine looking wood. That was a lucky find! Suzanne

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#7 posted 07-12-2015 05:17 AM

Anyone want to chime in on how to price this lovely wood?

Sorry, I’m too new to PM anyone. here’s my email if interested.
lumbajac@gmail.com

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#8 posted 07-12-2015 07:06 AM

Here’s some retail prices.

https://www.gilmerwood.com/search_results.php?keywords=Desert+Ironwood

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#9 posted 07-12-2015 03:25 PM


Here s some retail prices.

https://www.gilmerwood.com/search_results.php?keywords=Desert+Ironwood

- AlaskaGuy

It looks like you’ve uncovered a red gold mine, lj.

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#10 posted 07-12-2015 05:23 PM

Thanks Alaska guy!


Here s some retail prices.

https://www.gilmerwood.com/search_results.php?keywords=Desert+Ironwood

- AlaskaGuy


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#11 posted 07-12-2015 05:27 PM

I read up on Desert Ironwood and everyone says that they trunks reach 18” diameter max. The stump I have is 28” in diameter. This tree must have been ancient! It also seems to have more of a red color that what I’m finding online. Maybe because of the age and curing time?

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#12 posted 07-12-2015 06:10 PM

I think if it were me I’d have a hard time selling that wood.

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#13 posted 07-12-2015 06:12 PM

I will definitely keep a stash for myself!


I think if it were me I d have a hard time selling that wood.

- AlaskaGuy

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#14 posted 07-12-2015 09:11 PM

Well, I put this wood in some water and it floated which means it’s not Ironwood. Does anyone have a clue what it could be?

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#15 posted 07-12-2015 09:22 PM

http://www.wood-database.com/lumber-identification/hardwoods/desert-ironwood/
In my opinion floating/not floating is not positive proof for desert ironwood identification. But coupled with your comments about it’s ease of cutting, large size of pieces, and the reddish color of your photos I am suspicious. Either way it looks like pretty wood.
chuck

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