|Forum topic by MikeinSC||posted 12-16-2012 06:39 PM||1383 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
12-16-2012 06:39 PM
I have a lot of red maple from a tree that blew over. I was going to originally use it for growing mushrooms but have decided otherwise.
Now, I know that it is considered a soft maple and have seen the janka scale for it. I’ve also spoken to the guys at a local hardwood sawmill and they say that the true difference between hard and soft maple isn’t really all that much.
So, can this giant red maple that I have be used for cutting boards? A guy down the road from me has a portable mill and agreed to mill it for me. Fyi, the tree is about 20-24” diameter and about 50’ length. About 20’ of the tree has been cut up into 2’ lengths so i can pick it up into the truck but about 30’ remains intact. I don’t want to waste it.
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