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Forum topic by Lloyd Davies posted 10-14-2009 04:18 AM 1580 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Lloyd Davies

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10-14-2009 04:18 AM

My neighbor’s oak tree split apart and fell down today in a storm. Does anyone have any idea where I might look to get someone that would be willing to cut it into slabs so that a part of it can be salvaged? I am sure that otherwise it is destined for firewood which will be such a shame. The tree is about 4/5 feed wide at the base.

The tree is located in Los Altos, California, between San Jose and San Francisco


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#1 posted 10-14-2009 05:24 AM

Check on Craigslist under ‘lumber’ or ‘rough cut’
otherwise you could google for local cutters.

-- If you say 'It's good enough', it probably isn't.

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#2 posted 10-14-2009 05:31 AM

can you cut it up into managable able lengths and take it to someone with a mill??

if you find someone PM me…since I am not toooo far away…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#3 posted 10-14-2009 02:06 PM

I am compiling a little list of links, maybe you can find someone here ? Nationwide sawmill finder.

And I don’t know how close is to you, but maybe Ron can help or knows someone close.

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#4 posted 10-15-2009 11:26 PM

I have a buddy who does it for me here in Ohio. He is laid up right now and I have several logs waiting. He told me if I can wait and store the logs, then do these things until he gets to them.
1) Try not to take any bark off the tree if poss. This keeps water out.
2) Paint the cut ends of the logs with any cheap paint. This also keeps water out and keeps the log from splitting.
If you find someone and get it done and stack it outside for air drying, also consider painting the ends to help stop splitting.
Good luck

-- Rich, Columbus, Ohio

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