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08-13-2016 09:34 PM

Topic tags/keywords: oak maple

Got in a hurry and wasn’t paying attention to what we were loading up. It’s gong to be for a trailer deck so this probably isn’t going to work.


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#1 posted 08-13-2016 09:41 PM

What the hell is it? Looks kinda poplar-ish.

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#2 posted 08-13-2016 09:48 PM

I’m almost certain it’s maple. I’ve talked to the guy and been unable to meet with him like 6 times over the last couple months, needless to say I’ve mentioned that I need white oak (and what I was using it for) every time. This is a first for me. Oh, and I spent way to much time edging it (all 140”) this afternoon so I’ll probably end up having to do that again.

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#3 posted 08-13-2016 09:50 PM

Next time do the selection your self. If you only paid for #2 common the you got what you paid for. The severe cupping shows improper drying (‘prolly stacked un-stickered).

Find another supplier as this ain’t ‘furniture grade’ . . .

M

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#4 posted 08-14-2016 12:01 AM

Terrible. You got taken for a ride.

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#5 posted 08-14-2016 02:53 AM

I’m not too upset with the wood, I know it’s not furniture grade by a long shot, but that’s not what I was looking for anyway. I’m more disappointed in the effort I’ve misappropriated in edging this stuff and more so that it’s not what I asked for. All in all, I paid $119 for (dried to 8%) and after edging it I have 70bf so that works out to be $1.70/bf which isn’t too bad in my book, especially knowing I’ll use it eventually but I now have to store it and at nearly 12’ long that could be a challenge.

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#6 posted 08-14-2016 11:47 AM

$1.70 per bf isn’t bad for maple so no loss there. If it were me, I’d tell the guy that I’d keep the maple if he’d discount the Oak for my trouble.

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Fred Hargis

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#7 posted 08-14-2016 12:23 PM

You aren’t too bad off with that, except it’s not what you wanted. Kenny has a good idea, complain and try to get a discount on the WO you need.

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#8 posted 08-14-2016 01:47 PM

I’m thinking about doing just that. I caught him when he was busy and I was in a hurry so it’s kind of both our fault, that being said, I have no problem pulling “the customer is always right” card.

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#9 posted 08-14-2016 02:10 PM

Its coming down for me but I’m lucky so far.

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#10 posted 08-14-2016 09:10 PM

Talked to the sawyer, he’s got a white oak log he needs to cut shorter (@ 30’ currently) so he’s cutting what I need to dimensions I specify and he’ll give me most of the wood from the middle of the tree so no excessive bark. He also offered to sell it to me at $1.00/bf instead of the normal $1.75/bf so I’m happy. I will have to wait as he’ll be milling on Monday or Tuesday and then it’ll spend a couple weeks in the kiln so there’s a little wait time but the important thing is we have the problem resolved.

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#11 posted 08-18-2016 12:34 PM

That’s Silver Maple. It’s a soft maple. The cupping is normal as boards always cup toward the outside of the log unless they have weight on top as they dry.

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#12 posted 08-18-2016 01:21 PM

Logboy beat me to it but I was going to say it looks like sliver maple to me. I’ve milled and used some silver maple with great results but I’m not sure I would want 70 BF of it if that is what it really is.

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#13 posted 08-24-2016 07:18 AM

It doesn’t look like oak to me

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