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Forum topic by GrandpaLen posted 03-29-2012 02:07 PM 1216 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-29-2012 02:07 PM

Gopher Wood, withstands the elements and the test of time.

I’m not certain what Gopher Wood is or where it came from but obviously it has better staying power than Teak, Ipe, Redwood, Cedar, White Oak and Pressure Treated SYP, as proven in this link.

Still in tact after 2000+ years of exposure to the elements.

Proof is in the eye of the believer.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#1 posted 03-29-2012 02:18 PM

More like 4000+ years.

Thanks for sharing the link.

-- The more I work with wood the more I recognize only God can make something as beautiful as a tree. I hope my humble attempts at this craft do justice by His masterpiece. -- Tim

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#2 posted 03-29-2012 02:25 PM

I just got a comission for a box so I have to gopher wood today

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#3 posted 03-30-2012 01:32 AM

Greg, You’re getting a little wierd since you changed your pic. Just sayin.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#4 posted 03-30-2012 12:01 PM

Wood made from gophers? I would never thought that was possible.

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