|Forum topic by claydoh||posted 05-17-2012 07:20 PM||2608 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
05-17-2012 07:20 PM
Thanks for the warm welcome! I found the forum when I was searching for information on making furniture with pecan. Here’s why:
I live in Central Texas, and we had a massive old pecan tree in our backyard that we lost in the drought last year. Well, sort off. All the main branches died and had to be trimmed. The tree guys told us it was rotten in the middle and the whole thing had to come down. When it did, it wasn’t rotten. At all.
Now I have a LOT of good pecan wood ready for work. The main reason I signed up was to see if anyone knows of a mill in the area (just north of Austin), or knows of someone who buys wood like this? I have a lot, but I can’t use it all. And I don’t want to post it on craigslist for someone to chop up into firewood or bbq.
Here are some pictures. They’re dark around the edges because it’s been raining a lot (which would have saved this tree last year, but oh well…):