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Forum topic by Sawmillnc posted 08-06-2010 12:49 AM 2223 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-06-2010 12:49 AM

Pulled a monster tree out of the creek today and it has major mineral staining. The coloration makes it difficult to determine whether it is Walnut or River Birch or Sycamore.

My guess is river birch.

It was a huge tree that should yield some very interesting wood.

-- Kyle Edwards,, Iron Station , NC (near Charlotte)

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#1 posted 08-06-2010 01:55 AM

Cool, sunken treasure.

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#2 posted 08-06-2010 05:17 PM

Hope you’ll post some pics after you cut it.

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#3 posted 08-06-2010 06:03 PM


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#4 posted 08-06-2010 07:52 PM

Just happened to be floating by, eh? :-)) Nice salvage operation. Hope you figure out what it is so you know what you are working with.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 08-07-2010 12:34 AM

Cut it today and it was red river birch. The heart was solid red and when exposed to the air turned a silver blue black. It is beautiful and I will post a picture tomorrow. I have never seen mineral stained wood that is blue grey.

-- Kyle Edwards,, Iron Station , NC (near Charlotte)

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#6 posted 08-13-2010 04:19 AM

Looks like it will take some time to dry before its ready to use. Please post some pictures of it.

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#7 posted 08-13-2010 06:15 AM

Are you the gentleman who has walnut cut-offs and ipe posts on craigslist? If so, I am in Mooresville and need to purchase my first piece of lumber.


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#8 posted 08-13-2010 06:58 AM


I do not have walnut cut offs or ipe listed, but do have Khaya, Purpleheart and plenty of other cutoffs available.

feel free to drop by if you want to peruse the stock..plenty available.

-- Kyle Edwards,, Iron Station , NC (near Charlotte)

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