|Forum topic by JJackson||posted 2026 days ago||674 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
2026 days ago
Good Morning All,
I have just come across the largest cherry log I have ever seen. The tree is still standing and I have been given permission to cut it down and take it for free! The log is 36” diameter and runs up straight and true up till 60’ without any branches or defects. Its definately a veneer log. Indiana is the veneer capital of the world and I would have no problem selling it to a mill. Although, I could mill it myself on my woodmizer and have beautiful boards for a long time. But selling the log to a veneer mill would yield about $3000 which would go a long way to making improvements in my woodshop (cabinets, etc). What do you guys think?? This is a once in a lifetime find and I don’t want to make a bad decision. There are so many cool things I could do with this log. Flitch cut it in 6/4 and have matched boards, etc… What do you girls and boys think?
-- Jeff, Indiana