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General Forestry => Timber Framing/Log construction => Topic started by: aburnette165 on June 13, 2019, 10:59:53 PM

Title: Sweetgum for timber framing
Post by: aburnette165 on June 13, 2019, 10:59:53 PM
Has anyone had any luck using sweet gum for timber framing?
Title: Re: Sweetgum for timber framing
Post by: Southside on June 13, 2019, 11:03:48 PM
@Magicman (http://forestryforum.com/board/index.php?action=profile;u=10011) has sawn a lot of it this year for a customer who was building college condos.  
Title: Re: Sweetgum for timber framing
Post by: Magicman on June 14, 2019, 08:15:15 AM
One pith centered timber per log.  I donít even try to get any side lumber.


(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/20011/IMG_6030.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1556375370)
 
I have sawn several hundred this year.
Title: Re: Sweetgum for timber framing
Post by: fishfighter on June 15, 2019, 03:32:42 PM
And?
Title: Re: Sweetgum for timber framing
Post by: Tom King on June 15, 2019, 04:08:32 PM
An old man told me, a long time ago, that he built a chicken coop out of green Sweet Gum.  He said in about a year, the inside was on the outside.

No personal experience.