Weathered Red Oak worth buying?

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Forum topic by rolfeskj posted 05-25-2013 02:20 PM 948 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-25-2013 02:20 PM

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I have the chance to buy some weathered Red Oak rough cut for very cheap. The wood has been left out side in New England for a winter or even two. I am not a big fan of the grainy look of Oak but it is selling very cheap and I am sure I could find something to do with it at the price. Has anyone worked with weathered wood? Can it be brought back to life? Any other thoughts on this would be great.

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#1 posted 05-25-2013 02:39 PM

I would buy it in a heartbeat…I bought over 1000 bd ft of oak about 6 years ago that that been from trees destroyed by a hurricane and it is some of my favorite and beautiful wood. I have built a desk, bookcase, & credenza for my wife and have built many boxes from it…

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#2 posted 05-25-2013 03:23 PM

i agree with greg,if you get it cheap you can’t go wrong.

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#3 posted 05-25-2013 05:28 PM

If it isn’t all split / checked or water stained , go for it. Sometimes the weathered surface look is worse than it seems.
Bring a hand plane with you and see what lurks beneath the surface in a few random boards. Best wishes : )

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