I've got wood.

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by StrudelBass, Jan 18, 2003.

  1. StrudelBass


    Jul 6, 2002
    Today the tree-choppers came over and chopped down one of our front yard trees. Now my family is left with several logs just hanging around the front and backyard. Any idea what I could do with this wood?
  2. lemonadeisgood


    Aug 22, 2001
    What kind of wood is it?
  3. Sofa King

    Sofa King

    Aug 20, 2000
    Rowlett, TX
    Huh huh huh, you said "wood"
    I'd say keep your wood out on display for everyone :)
  4. StrudelBass


    Jul 6, 2002
    My dad says they're eucalyptus trees. He's no wood expert though. :p

    I'm not sure what kind of wood they are, but I've got some nice slabs of wood.
  5. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    Bluegum maybe? :D

    It's a member of the eucalyptus family and are common in California.
    They're even more prevalent in Australia.

    It's a very hard wood (crush strength = 3 tons / sq. inch) that's
    usually used for doors and hardwood floors.

    `Course, in the right hands, it makes a purty top wood too...

  6. LM Bass

    LM Bass

    Jul 19, 2002
    Vancouver, BC
    You'd do well to search the web for tips on drying wood. It will likely be a few years till you can use the stuff. I hope you'll use it though, it would be a shame to waste it.
  7. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    heh heh heh heh heh
  8. pkr2


    Apr 28, 2000
    coastal N.C.
    No matter what kind of wood it is, if you want to use it you have to dry it.

    Air dried is fine but will take several years, depending on the size of the logs. Dry, well ventilated storage is an absolute must.

    If you don't do anything else, Do this right away. Paint the ends of the logs with any kind of paint. Put on a good heavy coat. If the logs are very green use latex or acrylic paint(it sticks to sappy wood better).

    This will prevent the log from developing splits as it dries.

  9. If you have the branches you could make a didgeridoo.