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MT_Stringer

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690 days ago

Live in Houston, Tx area but we are on vacation and currently in Colorado springs, Co with Salt Lake, Utah our destination for granddaughter’s high school graduation. Then we will be returning to Texas via Tulsa, OK.

I was thinking if I could find some rough lumber at a decent price, I would bring it back with me (pickup truck). But what king of wood (hard or soft) should I be on the lookout for?

Should have jacked the guy today that had a truck load of rough lumber and fence posts! Prolly would have been a bad decision on my part. :-(

Colorado Spruce and Aspen is all I have ever known about.

All advice appreciated.

Thanks
Mike

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas


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Milo

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#1 posted 690 days ago

I’m not sure, but before you do anything make sure you can transport that wood across state lines. You probably will not be able to transport green wood. Kiln dried only You could transport an insect into a new area and there would be hell to pay. We have all sorts of problems here in Tennessee with invasive insect species killing trees.

Sorry to rain on your parade.

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Zboom

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#2 posted 690 days ago

I second what Milo said…. CO has been hit with beatle kill all over… Be careful

-- Michael, www.facebook.com/flatlandersww

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MT_Stringer

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#3 posted 690 days ago

Well, Krapola! I hadn’t thought about critters. Thanks for the quick replies. Guess I will just enjoy the vacation and forget about the wood.
Mike

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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patron

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#4 posted 690 days ago

C&S lumber
just south of you
in gardner (west of walsenberg)

check them out

http://cswoods.com/

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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bondogaposis

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#5 posted 690 days ago

I’d get some blue stain pine. Transporting shouldn’t be a problem if the bark has been removed.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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Gshepherd

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#6 posted 690 days ago

There are some good prices on blue stain pine….. Place in Ft collins… if intersted let me know I will send you the info….. Good stuff I get quite a bit from there….

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Gene Howe

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#7 posted 690 days ago

Eastern OK has some pretty decent oak, maple and hickory. I didn’t have any problems transporting it green to AZ through parts of TX.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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MT_Stringer

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#8 posted 689 days ago

“There are some good prices on blue stain pine….. Place in Ft collins… if intersted let me know I will send you the info….. Good stuff I get quite a bit from there….”

We will be in the Denver area tomorrow. If you don’t mind, send me the info and I will see if we have time to check it out.
thanks

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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Milo

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#9 posted 689 days ago

You need to check NO MATTER WHAT with the local forest rangers (and the people you are going to buy from) to make sure there are no transport restrictions! I’d seriously avoid buying green, and you may have to stop and be inspected at any agriculture stations when you cross state lines.

We have transport warnings ALL OVER the place for firewood alone here in Tennessee. I’d hate it if you ran into any trouble.

Milo

-- Beer, Beer, Thank God for Beer. It's my way of keeping my mind fresh and clear...

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RussellAP

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#10 posted 689 days ago

Personally, I’d look out for the wood in the road, not good for tires.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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MT_Stringer

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#11 posted 688 days ago

Thanks for all of your auggestions. We are fixin to hit the road and take the acenic route from Colorado Springs to Sandy Utah via Georgetown, Co. and Price Utah.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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