Visiting Texas - what types of wood should I search for?

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Forum topic by soccer2010 posted 07-31-2014 11:31 PM 1031 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-31-2014 11:31 PM

I’m in College Station and then I’m taking short trips to San Antonio and Corpus Crisiti. Where should I look for some Texas native lumber (and what species)?

-- John

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#1 posted 07-31-2014 11:41 PM

Mesquite, by all means…........, Corpus…...well….try for some driftwood at the island, you might get lucky

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#2 posted 07-31-2014 11:46 PM

I would say mesquite, Texas ebony, live oak, pecan, Osage, and chinaberry would all be good to look for. Especially Texas Ebony and Mesquite.

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#3 posted 08-01-2014 12:54 AM

There’s always the piney woods of deep East Texas.:-)

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#4 posted 08-01-2014 04:03 AM

Live oak is awesome, make sure to get you some of this…

Bad picture, but it’s 600yr old live oak from Buffalo Gap TX…

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#5 posted 08-01-2014 05:02 AM

Around College Station you should find some good Bois D’Arc, Staghorn Sumac, Live Oak, Bay Laurel and further south, load up on Mesquite, Texas Ebony, Mountain Laurel and Pecan.

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