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Forum topic by mlmorg posted 04-10-2016 03:44 PM 801 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-10-2016 03:44 PM

Found a pile of free wood in Half Moon Bay, CA that I threw in my car (photos). I am completely new to this but was interested in turning the larger one into a coffee table and potentially side tables / cheese boards out of the smaller ones. I have a few questions, however:

1. Can anyone identify what the types of wood are?
2. Some of the larger logs have blue/green/white mold on them. I assume this is a bad thing. Is there anything to remedy this or are these unsalvageable?
3. Since there is mold on some, I assume this means there are still very green. Is there a simple/cheap way to test their moisture content to determine how long I will need to let them dry for?

Thanks for any help y’all can provide. I may just get rid of them since I don’t know what I’m doing but any insight will be helpful!

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#1 posted 04-10-2016 05:59 PM

Firewood . Looks like pine or some conifur species.

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#2 posted 04-10-2016 06:07 PM

the pieces sawed in half look like a poplar to me but i’m not familliar with the wood there in CA. the large piece looks like you could make into a decent table, I don’t see any major cracks either.

-- Jesus was a carpenter... I'm just saying

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