|Forum topic by mcg1990||posted 02-26-2015 03:54 AM||914 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
02-26-2015 03:54 AM
This comes from a local barn. I planed through a few boards and all of my samples seem to be the same species, whatever it is. The local lumber company owner suggested either Gum or.. I’m not sure what else, possibly Hickory. I’m in West Tennessee and the barn is between 80 to 100 years old.
There’s thousands upon thousands of feet of the stuff and it’s really quite attractive from what I can see so far. Tomorrow I’ll plane a little deeper and hope that the insect tunnels don’t permeate the entire depth of the boards.
I’m hoping to use much of it for tables, beds and countertops. The majority of it is roughly 2” x 12”, with some around 3 1/2” x 6”. The barn is sinking into the ground so you can only easily access the loft, but if I were able to take up the entire floor I’d have a few hundred feet of 5 1/2” x 5 1/2” posts that were used as headers for the stall doorways. It’s a fantastic place.