|Forum topic by jreist||posted 08-16-2011 10:43 PM||3330 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
08-16-2011 10:43 PM
I am planning to use a endgrain floor in my log home, I will be cutting a 2.5 X 6 board into 1” thick pieces and gluing them to the floor with the endgrain up. The question is what wood. There is not much available in wood around here in the dimensions I want.
What I have found is 6X6 Hemlock, which I can have cut down to 2.5X6.. I estimatie that it would cost me $600 for the wood. I have been told that Hemlock can be difficult to saw and the endgrain is very rough.
Last winter a large white pine blew down and I am debating whether to making it into boards for the project or cutting it up for firewood. The wood would be free and I would be paying around $75 to have it cut up, but how long would it take before the wood be dry enough to use
Would I have problems using the Pine, the tree has been came down back in December and the log is sitting out in the open. Would I have problems using the Pine or would it have to be dried I am using 2.5X6 blocks 1” thick. If I cut them up into blocks would they dry quicker then stacking them as boards.
I was hoping on doing the floor this fall, would the pine be ready or should I go with hemlock