|Forum topic by TomB19||posted 11-04-2013 02:42 PM||773 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
11-04-2013 02:42 PM
My parents had a large tree in their backyard. We are told it is basswood and that seems plausible but I’m not familiar enough with it to identify it with certainty.
The tree was cut and I took the smallest section to my shop and milled it into appropriate sized pieces. I painted the ends and it has been drying in my basement for a few months. I look forward to working it next year.
The thing is, we could just barely lift the smallest piece after I butchered it in half with a chain saw. The tree varies from 24~30” in diameter and the segments are 6~8 feet long. There are two segments on the ground in my parent’s back yard, right now.
I’m in Western Canada. Winter just started here yesterday. I can’t imagine it will dry out when buried in a snow bank.
Will that wood still be OK next year? It’s already been sitting for 3~4 months. Should I paint the ends?
Any advice would be appreciated.