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Author Topic: Sweetgum for timber framing  (Read 473 times)

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Offline aburnette165

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Sweetgum for timber framing
« on: June 13, 2019, 10:59:53 PM »
Has anyone had any luck using sweet gum for timber framing?

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Re: Sweetgum for timber framing
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2019, 11:03:48 PM »
@Magicman has sawn a lot of it this year for a customer who was building college condos.  
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Re: Sweetgum for timber framing
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2019, 08:15:15 AM »
One pith centered timber per log.  I donít even try to get any side lumber.

I have sawn several hundred this year.
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Re: Sweetgum for timber framing
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Re: Sweetgum for timber framing
« Reply #4 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.

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