|Forum topic by grfrazee||posted 10-26-2012 08:52 PM||3586 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
10-26-2012 08:52 PM
Good afternoon all,
I will probably be thinning the woods a bit this fall and will probably take down a few 18-24” diameter big-tooth aspen trees. There is an Amish guy down the road with a sawmill, and I was thinking of having him mill those aspen logs up (along with a couple black cherry logs).
Is aspen any good for building furniture with? The big-tooth variety is technically in the same genus as poplar, and according to Wikipedia, is light, fine-textured, and fairly soft. It gets used for pulpwood, particleboard, and OSB.
Obviously I don’t want to pay to have it milled if it’s no good, but I hate to let it go to waste. We don’t go through much firewood (it’s a vacation property with a furnace). Then again, I could get really ambitious and turn it all into charcoal for blacksmithing…
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