Help - I need some Pine Log Poles, any ideas where to get them???

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Forum topic by DrSawdust posted 02-02-2014 09:46 PM 1551 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-02-2014 09:46 PM

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I have been asked by our Church Youth Group to build a 20ft tower for a three day retreat they have planned for in April. They would like the tower to be built out of Logs. I’d like to find some large Pine Logs. I’m looking for some ideas on where to begin my search. I’m thinking of starting with local sawmills. However, if anyone has some other resources I would really appreciate them.

This is a picture of what the kids were hoping for.

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#1 posted 02-02-2014 11:16 PM

I would recommend eastern red cedar instead. I would think you could find some in Texas. I built a two story tree house around another tree using 4 cedar logs that I cut down on my property. They worked great and would probably be a lot cheaper if not free except for a little more work on your part.

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#2 posted 02-03-2014 05:23 AM

That’s a great idea. I really like the way the fort turned out. I would love to find 4 free cedar poles. I have a chainsaw and trailer . . . I just need to find someone with some Cedar trees they’ll let me cut down. Being Cedar Fever time around here I would think it wouldn’t be too hard :-)

Thanks for the idea.

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#3 posted 02-03-2014 08:41 AM

Texas is a big state, if you live near El Paso there is a place in Las Cruces that sells Vigas and Latillas, they usually have pretty long ones. Quality Firewood and Material.

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#4 posted 02-03-2014 09:29 AM

If I were any where near you I would get them for you. Hope you get what you need.

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