oak log in SE MO

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Blog entry by trooper posted 08-01-2009 08:16 PM 656 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I know a little about lumber but I know nothing about logging so maybe someone could help me out. I have an oak log about 34” in diameter and 9’ long. It has been laying in my yard for a couple of months now and I am not sure what to do with it. I have been tempted to have someone just cut it up for firewood but I know that it would make some nice lumber. I do not want to sell it or make any money from it I just hate to see good lumber go to waste. Any suggestions? Any one want it maybe? If not I suppose I will advertise it for firewood and just be rid of it since I do not have the capability to manufacture it. I appreciate any comments.

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#1 posted 08-02-2009 01:07 AM

you may want to post your location. you may get soem takers. I’m sure a lot of out-of-towners will wish they were closer.

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#2 posted 08-02-2009 01:33 AM

Thank you HokieMojo I have added my location.

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#3 posted 08-02-2009 01:52 AM

You might call around to some of the local tree companies and see if they know of someine with a portable mill. A log that size could yield some nice wide boards for future projects.

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#4 posted 08-02-2009 04:20 PM

We have asked a number of people locally but no luck since the log is between my house and a fence no one wants to take the trouble to drag it out. They just recommend cutting it into firewood. What a shame. I will let it lay for another month or so and if there are no takers then I guess I will have it cut up.

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