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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-20-2017, 07:04 PM
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Quenten I like 5/4 material. By the time you flatten and plane it`s around 7/8 to 1". I've compared projects built with 3/4" to ones built with 7/8 or 1" and the thicker material gives the project a more custom look whereas the 3/4"material looks like lumber from a lumberyard. That little bit of thickness makes a big difference. You might want to include some 9/4 in there too for things like table legs.
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If you are going to use it to make something out of it then okay, but if you are going to burn it please use it for grilling and nothing else. It gives the food a distinct flavor that many people like. Please just don't use it for firewood, that would be such a waist.
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Quenten; you might want to plan the sawing out before hand. I don't know anything about Hickory, but a lot of woods are preferably quartersawn...
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Originally Posted by Tonto1 View Post
Thanks guys, I'll go ahead and saw it. I guess I'll try 1 1/2" X 4 1/2" by whatever length the log allows. That should give me plenty of leeway for irregularities. Maybe some 1 1/4" X 4 1/4" as well to cut down on planning if it turns out good.

And if anybody is close to Tallahassee, I'm always ready to get rid of some wood cheap! I will be trying different wood as time allows. Right now all I have is Red Oak, Hickory and Laurel Oak (and of course Slash Pine). Quite a bit of Cedar, but I have plans for that.

Quenten, I wish I did live close. I would like to have some oak.

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