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Offline dpjones

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Red Maple wood
« on: December 22, 2017, 11:47:23 am »
Red Maple good for anything ? I got one to take down, might be 20-24" thick at the first log and maybe 3--8ft logs.
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Re: Red Maple wood
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2017, 01:26:22 pm »
If you know someone with a mill you could try to get some lumber or I would probably use it for firewood.   
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Re: Red Maple wood
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2018, 11:47:30 am »
I'll probably mill them in to 1by's and hope for the best, I just hope they don't all split on me like the Hickory did. They looked so pretty then started splitting before I could get to the end of the log.
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Re: Red Maple wood
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2018, 11:02:51 am »
I cut it yesterday, it was doey in places, I'll check a little today but I think it'll go to the burn pile. It had to go anyway, going to fall on my building.
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Re: Red Maple wood
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2018, 02:20:35 pm »
One of the logs seemed ok so I took a slice to see what it looked like. I kinda like it
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Re: Red Maple wood
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2018, 07:07:00 pm »
Yep that is pretty nice looking.    That could make an interesting table.
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Re: Red Maple wood
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2018, 04:26:23 pm »
Red and silver maple are not like good old sugar maple,called rock in Canada .It burns but not that good.The lumber is soft .They were planted mostly as fast growing shade trees .The life of a silver is maybe 100 years .Most get hollow .Both sides of my 500 foot driveway have both silver and red planted around 1982 and they are already showing signs of decline.What few sugar maples are healthy as a horse.

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Re: Red Maple wood
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2018, 07:31:01 pm »
 I'm not 100% certain it's Red Maple, I just tried to compare it to what I found on the Ga. forestry site. It is softwood for sure and this tree was probably basket ball size in the mid 80's when I built my shed. These trees grow wild here in my woods so I can get the wood most any time, don't know how the wood burns for heat but I've used it plenty in my smoker and a Pork roast cooked for bout 10-12 or so hours sure is mighty good.
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