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Kentucky coffeetree

I have one of these in my front yard. Raking beans now, an every other year event. Lots of beans. I’m tired of raking beans. I’d like to prune this thing about 2” above ground. My sawmill says he will make it into kiln dried boards for a really low price.

Has anyone used this type wood in building furniture? I’ve seen some I think. Orange and cream in color if it is the same wood. Looks maybe hard and easy to get chipout.

Just looking for someone with experience with this wood and maybe pictures too.

-- Stormy: Sometimes the wood just tells you what it wants to be.

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#1 posted 645 days ago

It’s endangered I think.

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#2 posted 645 days ago

I used some a few years ago to match a set of furniture in quartersawn ash. Could not find quartersawn ash, but could find quartersawn KCT. Worked great.

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#3 posted 645 days ago

it is known as an American exotic. I have used it for several projects. Easy to work with nice figure similar to ash. go for it.

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#4 posted 645 days ago

While it is not very common, I do not believe that it is endangered. It is ring porous with a strong grain like oak, catalpa, sassafras, and ash.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT15 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln

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