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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-05-2012, 06:23 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the tips and links, Dan.
Last night I was at a 4th of July picnic on a guy's brand new redwood deck. He sourced the deck lumber from an outfit just 10 minutes from home (they have zero online presence or I'd share a link). I think I'll see what species those guys carry. If they have no yellow cedar, I'm told their redwood is cheaper than the big box stores, and I would think stained redwood would do pretty well for an outdoor chair.
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Hey, Trevor; I mentioned once before that a friend up here lost a couple of Sequoias during a storm; easily $5K in lumber lying on the ground. You think she could get any of the local sawyers to pick it up and rough saw it? Not a chance. "No call for it" was the response she got. Finally one of the sawmills picked it up with a self loader and took it away. No compensation. Criminal.
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Wow. That's just wrong.
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Hey, Trevor; I mentioned once before that a friend up here lost a couple of Sequoias during a storm; easily $5K in lumber lying on the ground. You think she could get any of the local sawyers to pick it up and rough saw it? Not a chance. "No call for it" was the response she got. Finally one of the sawmills picked it up with a self loader and took it away. No compensation. Criminal.
Something wrong there... Up here, a property owner could sell. A "small" property owner can clear-cut and sell all his timber... with the right permits. I also know that if a "small" property owner clear-cuts and didn't have permits... not good. But a natural fall is another story...

As knowing from a friend I once worked for, who is a tree farmer... He told me that the regulations here even on tree farms have gotten ridiculous. He has 400 acres of second growth fir trees. By regulations, he can only clear cut a specific 5 acre plot every 25 years. Total clear-cuts at 1 plot a year. Though that does not include culling immature trees for "thinning" (Giving better priced timber room to grow). He's stuck sitting on a whole lot of timber.

He considers windstorms and ice damage as a godsend. Those, he can log as soon as they hit the ground.

So following that logic...

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Hey, Mike; permits never came up in the discussion, according to her. This was a about small town mentality and lack of enterprise, for want of a better word, on her part as well as the guys she did talk to.

In fact, I had told her to go to a local cafe at 7:00AM, any weekday morning. A lot of contractors go there for breakfast/coffee/and a b.s. session. Anything can be accomplished there through the old fashioned contact system. She wouldn't listen...
I know some of the custom home builders would have had the foresight to grab that wood for milling into 1/4 sawn lumber!
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Please read the sticky threads! They are loaded with good information like "The Woodworkers Source" which handles many difficult to find woods.

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you can also find suppliers on woodsourcing.com , and you willfindb a library dedicated to the wood species, you can find the sellers by species.
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