Copper Beach tree - need to find wood kiln on Long Island, NY

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Forum topic by CopperBeech posted 11-03-2012 11:47 PM 1451 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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11-03-2012 11:47 PM

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Hello everyone here,

My dad was a master woodcraftsman, who trained in Ireland and worked here for 40 years. His specialty was building the impossible – when he heard someone had said it could not be done, he delighted in getting it done! He and my mom planted a copper beech tree about 20 years ago – and then soon after, he died of a heart attack. The tree was about 8 years old when they got it, so it’s almost 30 now. It came down in Hurricane Sandy, and was cut up today – but I have kept the cut up trunk, in the hopes of making something from this tree, which has great emotional memories for my mom.

Can anyone here please let me know if there is a company on Long Island who will dry the wood, and what are the next steps? And am I correct in just keeping the trunk, should I try to save the larger branches as well? I would really love to get a little table or desk top- something for my mom to keep and treasure is my goal, so if you know a company that could help us dry the wood and help us figure out how to best use it, that would be wonderful.

Thank you for your advice and help, much appreciated. I know if my dad had lived, he would have loved giving and receiving advice on this message board.

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#1 posted 11-04-2012 12:11 AM

I can’t answer your questions directly, but here is a link to the Wood Mizer web site. They have the ability to cut the logs into planks and will likely know about kilns on LI. The other option is to air dry the wood if you are so inclined. Good luck with your recovery from Sandy and your project.

-- Art

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