|Forum topic by Tyler||posted 01-11-2013 06:00 PM||1596 views||0 times favorited||13 replies|
01-11-2013 06:00 PM
This is my first forum post, so feel free to tell me if there is some etiquette that I’m not following. To the point, though: last year, we came across a downed tree on our land, and we happened to be out cutting a few trees down for lumber anyway, so we cut it up into 10 foot logs and got it sawn into boards. Just a few days ago, I got my late Christmas present, a new Grizzly planer, from my parents in order to get all the lumber we cut into working condition. We found out that this random tree that fell across the path was hackberry. I know it’s not rare, per say, but I wouldn’t call it common, either. Furthermore, my brother and I started planing it the other day, and we found out that our big 8-14” boards were curly… really curly… and through the whole width of the boards. Needless to say, I’ve been jumping for joy for the last few days because we have about 60 of these boards drying up in my barn, and at least half of them have incredible figuring. So I guess my questions are: has anyone ever seen curly Hackberry, and what kind of price do you think I could get for one of these 5/4” x 12” x 10’ boards with great figure all the way through it. Any input is appreciated… Thanks a lot!
Here are a few more pictures… sorry about that!
-- Tyler- Montandon, PA ------ "It aint broke, it just needs fixed!"