Uses for bark sided off cuts

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Forum topic by turnwooder posted 04-10-2009 05:04 AM 1128 views 1 time favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-10-2009 05:04 AM

Topic tags/keywords: slabs offcuts long needle pines question pine rustic

We recently took down several large long needle pines that were too close to the house for comfort. I had them sawn into lumber. Now I’m trying to think of uses for the bark sided, irregularly shaped slab off cuts that were left over. Anyone have any ideas for projects with these (most are about 12 feet in length)? Besides building a fire, I mean.

Thanks in advance,

-- Turnwooder

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#1 posted 04-10-2009 05:10 AM

How thick & wide are they? These make great “rustic” shelves, benches, tables.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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#2 posted 04-10-2009 05:17 AM

The wood mill has a couple of those made into mantles

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#3 posted 04-10-2009 05:18 AM

They vary in thickness since they were cut with a woodmiser bandsaw mill. Most are about 10 to 12 inches wide. Do you know of any rustic project plans on line that I could look at for ideas?

-- Turnwooder

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#5 posted 04-22-2009 04:35 PM

I’ve created raised flowerbeds with the “bark” slabs. I get lots of compliments from people about them.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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