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ewp timbers in michigan
« on: June 21, 2010, 03:34:06 PM »
Hey guys
 I'm looking for a saw mill operation that can provide some planed eastern white pine timbers for a timber frame project. I'm in southeastern Michigan and would like to keep the shipping costs down as much as possible. Any suggestions?

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Re: ewp timbers in michigan
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2010, 04:14:32 PM »
Seems we're on opposite ends of a "problem." In my recent forum I questioned what to do with my 39 white pine logs, and here you are needing white pine timbers. SE Michigan is what we in WV call "up the hollar a ways", but for curosity sake, just how many timbers are you looking for? Eastern white pine can be found throughout this area if you know where to look. Several years ago old strip mines were replanted with this species. I was aways under the impression that white pine was not a quality wood requiring lots of stress, shows what I know. Good luck in you search, it's a beautiful wood when dried finished correctly.
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Re: ewp timbers in michigan
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2010, 09:24:59 PM »
back in the day Mich was loaded with 100' + white pine.  then the rail roads opened up the center and it was pretty much clear cut...

was a good show about the INLAND SEAS (Great Lakes) where they came from made and what was / is around em...   on PBS this week is real good show..
I only have 4 nice ones and are around my cabin so sorry no luck getting them ;)

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Re: ewp timbers in michigan
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2010, 09:37:03 PM »
Addicted,

Funny problem, I have a guy wanting the same thing in EWP also...can't seem to find much, and the loggers that have it want lots of $$$ for it.
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Re: ewp timbers in michigan
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2010, 05:51:08 PM »
We are in the UP just across the bridge.  How big of beams do you need, and how many?

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« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2010, 10:38:47 PM »
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 I don't have a timber list yet. I do know that there will be roughly 10, 8x10x16' posts and another 10, 8x10x20' posts. These will be the largest ( I'm guessing) timbers needed since the other lengths can be scarphed. Do you have access to EWP on a regular basis? It would be nice to have them put through a four sided planer as well but not necessary.

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Re: ewp timbers in michigan
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2010, 11:14:50 PM »
True North

Here is the customer's cut list. He wants them planed 4 sides, green. This is really too big of a job for me, except for the red oak braces, which I plan on cutting from oak I aleady have. The rest he wants in EWP.

If you are interested, let me know.

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