2 year old saw logs

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Forum topic by Laughran posted 10-04-2016 08:39 PM 495 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-04-2016 08:39 PM

I have a friend who has 2 – 2 year old white oak saw logs that he is willing to part with.
My question is, is it ok that a log has sat for 2 years before being sawn?
Is it best to have a log sawed when it is fresh cut?

-- David

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#1 posted 10-05-2016 12:23 AM

Yes, best to cut them fresh. The white oak logs will still be sound and solid in the heartwood. The sapwood will probably be punky. Also, there will be a lot of ambrosia beetle and flathead borer holes in the wood. Adds character!

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT40HD35 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln.

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#2 posted 10-05-2016 02:20 PM

Most likely fine depending on how it has been stored. Ideally, the ends would have been waxed and it would have been stored in a dry, dark place. Best you can do without milling is look at the ends and see if there is any rotting or how bad checking is.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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