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02-26-2017 12:12 AM

Topic tags/keywords: cherry lumber wood old

Hi all,

I have been approached by an individual that has some cherry that has been sitting around for about 30 years in a pole barn in Michigan. I haven’t seen it yet, but it was cut to 2-3” thick. I’m wondering what if anything I should be looking for in lumber that has been sitting around for this long. Is it even worth looking at? By the sounds of it, I can get a reasonable price.



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#1 posted 02-26-2017 12:25 AM

twist , checks,cups, and bows.

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#3 posted 02-26-2017 01:03 AM

Check the sapwood for powderpost beetles. It probably has them.

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

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#4 posted 02-26-2017 02:04 AM

What are a few different ways of getting rid of powder post beetles, I have y that I’m 99% sure has (or had) them?

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#5 posted 02-26-2017 03:53 AM

PPB infestation white paper Univ. Ky.

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#6 posted 02-26-2017 04:31 AM

its not the age too worry about its the condition its been in and as the others have said bug infestation and rot.but deffinitly check it out you might score a hell of a deal.under ideal conditions wood will last hundreds of years.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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