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Offline scleigh

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Chestnut Oak
« on: November 28, 2015, 04:56:46 PM »
I brought a load of chestnut oak home from my uncles farm and had intended to cut it for firewood.
 

 
After looking at the growth rings and color of the wood , I'm considering sawing it on the mill.
 

 
Any one ever saw any? Would it be better for firewood?
 

 

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Re: Chestnut Oak
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2015, 05:12:03 PM »
Sawed lots of it, around here buyers will put it right along with white oak flooring. and it dos make fair firewood.
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Re: Chestnut Oak
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2015, 05:16:50 PM »
It's a desirable wood, classed as a white oak, but not waterproof.  It's good for everything but boats. 
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Re: Chestnut Oak
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2015, 05:25:23 PM »
I would mill any that you can. I love it. I brought a trailer load home today too. It saws well ,works well with shrp tools and finishes well. It is one of my favorites,and it smells nice too. Enjoy !
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Re: Chestnut Oak
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2015, 10:19:24 PM »
Thanks for the advice. I'll buck the logs to length, seal the ends and put'em on the mill

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Re: Chestnut Oak
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2015, 07:03:22 AM »
I milled some for a friend who got logs from a reclaimed barn. He is a master woodworker and his dining room table proves it.
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Re: Chestnut Oak
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2015, 07:10:18 AM »
You eastern guys and your extensive choice of hardwoods. I am envious. :(

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Re: Chestnut Oak
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2015, 11:04:16 AM »
There is cool stuff out west too. You just have to look for it.

  

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Re: Chestnut Oak
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2015, 11:05:09 AM »
Chestnut white oak us my favorite species to quartersawn. From the looks of your photo you have some good qs candidates on that trailer.
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Re: Chestnut Oak
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2015, 11:40:16 AM »
I've sawed quite a bit of it and it does indeed make some very nice q'sawn lumber.  It does seem to me to be more prone to surface checking than other white oaks.  Has anyone else noticed that?
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