Wednesday, June 15, 2016
“We’re still learning every day on the
best way to deal with our product, from log to lumber,” Eric says. “When we
first started out, we would pick up anything the tree service people would
offer us. But now we understand urban wood better.” For
example, twists or a crotch in a tree can be a sure sign of trouble. “Half of
it might turn out to be firewood or a slight crotch could result in rot through
the whole center of a log. We now know more about what to avoid.”
area of drying such large slabs of wood has been an interesting challenge.
“We’re not talking about drying 2 x 4s or large timbers and beams—the science
of drying that type of wood has been figured out pretty well,” says Danny.
Sometimes there might be some imperfections in the wood, but that is often
welcomed by the woodworkers who are buying it, as they are producing artisan
products, such as custom furniture. As far as they’re concerned, twists and
cracks add character to the wood.
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