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vakman

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825 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: siding interior live edge cedar pine hickory hemlock fir

An acquaintance of mine is trying to find live edge boards for finishing an interior. Basically, the four waste pieces left after ripping a 6” or so diameter log square.

There’s a product called half log siding that is similar, but he’s looking for the actual edge of the log, not a board that’s cut to appear like it is.

Anyone know if this exists/is used, and if so what it’s called?

-- - Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. -


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sandhill

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#1 posted 825 days ago

I never have seem it marketed as a construction product, but he/she may be able to go to a mill and ask for “Slab wood” as I have heard it called in the use of fire wood.

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/

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#2 posted 825 days ago

You’re looking for “face cuts” or “first cuts” from a mill. Keep in mind that these may be the worst face of the log. If a sawyer is cutting for grade, he finds the BEST face and then makes his first cut OPPOSITE that best face, to get a flat side for the log to sit on while he then starts cutting the best face of the log.

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DocSavage45

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#3 posted 618 days ago

Is this for asthetics or cost? Cuts from the sawyer if bark may not be kiln dried? Issues of the cambium layer of the tree being the insects feeding ground? If this works out and yo find it be careful not to infest the project :-)

Consider cedar, I have a small log sitting in my shop which has not cracked or changed save drying out. Bark still on it.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 618 days ago

Hmmm,

Just realized this is a very old post. LOL! Hope it0 went well.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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vakman

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#5 posted 612 days ago

Actually he canned his plans, thanks though folks!

-- - Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. -

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