|Forum topic by Riversalvage||posted 01-06-2015 10:22 PM||762 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
01-06-2015 10:22 PM
So, I’ll start off by saying I have never worked with a burl before. My friend who runs a skidder for a small lumber company always keeps an eye out for me and passes on interesting wood that doesn’t make the lumber pile but is too nice to send for firewood. Last week he cut down a bunch of ash, he mentioned he had cut a tree with an exceptionally large burl and I said I wanted it. The picture is what I ended up with. The burl is roughly 2.5 feet across, has no obvious rot and is fairly symmetrical.
I have no concrete idea what to do with the thing and to be honest I’m not interested in turning it. How about cutting it into slabs? Do I let it dry for years first then cut it? Can anyone recommend a good projects that would be a good use for it? Do I sell it as it was delivered for merely a case of beer?
I have a large barn to dry the thing in for as long as it takes before I can work it.
General advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance,