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Author Topic: Ask NOT what your Gum Tree can do for you. Ask what you can do with your Gum Tre  (Read 465 times)

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2500 square feet of kiln dried, tongue and groove, Wilsons Walnut. Ready to be installed into the ceiling of a new construction home.

Remember kids. Spray and burn your Sweet Gum so you can grow more pine.  ;D


 

 

 

 
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That's awesome. Makes me want to get some sweet gum. 
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I was contacted today about sawing Sweetgum


 
for axe throwing targets.
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Sweetgum is beautiful lumber.  Just persnickety. 
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Working on a sweet gum stool tonight.



Incoming 36" sweet gum early next week.


Larry, making useful and beautiful things out of the most environmental friendly material on the planet.

We need to insure our customers understand the importance of our craft.

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I bought a bunch of Tupelo trim for a house once, was beautiful stuff, but after while some pieces would kink.  Base mostly.  Nobody complained, but the company I bought it from switched to poplar, and they bleached it with oxalic acid, so instead of green, it was yellow. Straight, but not as attractive.  After a year or so, they switched to oak.
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The last I sold, I got a dollar a ton for it-leftovers after getting a hundred acre stand thinned.

An old man told me, a long time ago, that he built a chicken coop out of green Sweetgum.  He said that in about a year, the inside was on the outside.

We have some Huge Sweetgums at one of the museum houses I look after that need to come down.  One is large enough to get Many chair seat blanks out of.  The other is only about 3' diameter.  Air dried Windsor chair seat blanks were going for a hundred bucks, the last time I looked a few years ago.

Those trees will probably go to the dump.  I don't have anything to slice it up with, nor the time.

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The new house we are buying is on a short private lane that comes off Gum Tree Road, you can't drive there without taking Gum Tree Road. I haven't walked through the bordering  woods yet but I'm thinking there should be some Gum there.
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