Anyone interested in some Free Pecan Wood around Tampa Bay Area (Pinellas County)?

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Forum topic by tool_junkie posted 10-26-2016 04:19 PM 1433 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-26-2016 04:19 PM

I regularly scan craigslist for free wood listings and recently came upon one for Pecan Wood logs from a freshly cut Pecan tree. I made arrangements to go check it out and really liked the wood. Brought my chainsaw over the weekend and there were still three considerable size logs left. So I started cutting discs with my chainsaw but the damn thing broke and I couldn’t complete my cut.

I was wondering if someone with a good chainsaw would like to team up with me in harvesting some slices? I am willing to pay for gas for their chainsaw. It is located on Gulf Boulevard in Pinellas County.

It is really beautiful wood and I would hate to see it go to the dump. The slices can be made into really beautiful live edge side tables.

I will drive by the place after work and will update if it is still there. If you are interested, either send me a message or feel free to reply here.


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#1 posted 10-26-2016 05:58 PM

Cutting “cookies” is generally unproductive in the long run because they tend to split while drying.

Good luck with your endeavor.

Be Careful!


-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!"

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#2 posted 10-26-2016 07:15 PM

Thank you Herb!

I agree that cookies split while drying, but I thought what the heck it is free wood. The one I started cutting was about 4” thinking that I could get a 3” thick piece after planing and sanding.

I haven’t seen as many Pecan trees here in FL as I have in the midwest when I lived there, so I thought people would be interested.

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#3 posted 11-02-2016 02:23 AM

As usual I’m late. Sorry I’d have liked to have some.

-- The older I get the faster I was.

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#4 posted 11-20-2016 04:03 AM


No problem. I am late in posting back here too. I went back to the site a couple days after my original post and wood was gone. I would have loved to get some.

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