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Offline tpellets

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timber framing outside with maple
« on: February 03, 2019, 06:11:14 PM »
Hi everyone
I am new here and this may not work but wanted to ask the people with experience.  

I had a lot of straight maple trees come down I. My back acre and instead of cutting them up for fire wood I was thinking about buying an Alaskan mill and cutting beam it make a bridge across a drainage  gully but donít know if the maple will hold up to weather and the outside. Since itís the only thing I have in the yard and a lot of it I thought I would make use of it. Itís silver maple

Please let me know what you think.
Thanks. Tom

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Re: timber framing outside with maple
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2019, 06:32:24 PM »
Not a good idea, maple has no decay resistance. It is fine for interior use.
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