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Old 05-17-2017, 11:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So a tree just fell on my house a couple hours ago. Want to do something with some of the larger pieces to show the tree who is boss. Any ideas? Someone thought it was a white oak but I'm not sure.
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Depends on how big the tree is.
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oak has open grain and is fairly hard to work. also, be sure to age the wood. rule of thumb is one year plus one year per inch of board thickness.
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Old 05-18-2017, 07:21 AM   #4 (permalink)
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oak has open grain and is fairly hard to work. also, be sure to age the wood. rule of thumb is one year plus one year per inch of board thickness.
Is that if aged outside? I had a black walnut tree milled up and the guy told me that since I'm keeping it in my garage and out of the weather/elements that it is around 6 months per inch... (Thats also in Georgia and it doesn't really get that cold so that might have something to do with it)
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Buy a moisture sensor and not worry about the thumb rule.
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Good to know about aging the wood, slipped my mind. Question still remains as what to make with it. Rifle stock, baseball bat, a wood carving of a middle finger to be permanently aimed at the rest of the tree. What zany things have you guys made in similar situations?
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Old 05-18-2017, 07:46 PM   #9 (permalink)
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You could make firewood if you really want to show it who is boss. Or a very rustic computer case.
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How big is the tree? If it isn't to big then it probably isn't worth milling. Also to mill it you will need the equipment to do so. Either a chainsaw and a chainsaw mill or an actual mill.

If it were me I'd make it into firewood. I say that as somebody who burns between 2-4 cords of wood a year though.
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