Apple wood with holes

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Forum topic by Rmckee47 posted 01-13-2014 02:50 PM 729 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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01-13-2014 02:50 PM

I had a large apple log sawn into boards 35 years ago, then took a 30 year break from woodworking. The wood has been stored outside, covered ever since. The wood is straight and has lovely warm hue and my plan was to build a small chest or wall cabinet with it. However, I’ve found that somewhere along the line borers got into it, did some damage, and apparently moved on. After cutting away the worst, there is still a sizeable quantity of wood, but it has small holes on the surface and some boring evident from the ends.

Is it worth proceeding with this wood or should I write it off? Thanks.

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#1 posted 01-13-2014 02:54 PM

I’d use it. it’s there – dried, and well – it’s apple wood :)

maybe use the holes in a way to your advantage? as an accent ?

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