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Offline ozarkgem

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Pine furniture pole question
« on: August 24, 2014, 09:33:18 PM »
I went to Colo and cut a load of furniture poles. . Do I need to peel l them now and let them dry or let them dry under cover and peel them later. I have not worked with these kind of poles. Not sure what species they are. Maybe someone  can identify them.

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Re: Pine furniture pole question
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2014, 09:55:19 PM »
Very likely lodgepole pine if from Colorado (CO).

Peeling can be learned as soon as you get a chance to test out your stash. I'd give a few a try and see how it goes, as they won't get any fresher. Depends a bit when they died, but suspect you will learn pretty quick what works the best. 
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Re: Pine furniture pole question
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2014, 09:28:42 AM »
I can't speak for Colorado, but I know down here in Virginia it's so humid that I have to peel pine right away or it will get moldy and funky in a hurry.  Hardwood species seem to be a little more tolerant to drying with the bark on.  Peel a few and leave some be to test it out - see which method gives you the best end result for what you're making with them.   
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