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around here all the old barns are made with aspen … they are 80/100 year old still solid but last foot is rotten out … if you want to do a wood culvert or a buried retaining wall Aspen is a great choice … can make 50 years with one made of aspen…
I never really thought of Aspen as particularly rot resistant, especially when in ground contact.
 
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I never really thought of Aspen as particularly rot resistant, especially when in ground contact.
It isn't, a hundred-year-old tree is a lot different than today's fast-growing trees.

SR
 
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I have to rethink how l process firewood.
Before it was how l did it being a logger.
Skid stems to a landing, cut em, split them, stack em all right there on the wood lot.
Easy stuff when you had the acreage.
Now l have “footage”” to do so.
Have to think “small” now.
The only time I didn’t realy enjoy working on firewood was during the 3-4 years between when I started dismantling my great great grandads old post and beam barns, and when I finished my woodshed.

Stacking wood outside on skids and covered with tarps in an area like ours, that gets lots of heavy snow and frequent rain, is horrible. Being able to spit, stack, and store under a roof makes all the difference.
 
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It isn't, a hundred-year-old tree is a lot different than today's fast-growing trees.

SR
Good point. They say the same about white pine. Back in pre-Revolutionary days, pine was used for ship masts.
 
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All of my outbuildings at the old place were built w white pine.
40 years later they are all in great shape.
The house I grew up in had pine T&G boards on the wall in two of the boy's bedrooms. Soft wood, they are in rough shape. Kids!

One of my rentals has pine T&G boards on the ceiling, looks great.
 
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The house I grew up in had pine T&G boards on the wall in two of the boy's bedrooms. Soft wood, they are in rough shape. Kids!

One of my rentals has pine T&G boards on the ceiling, looks great.
Kids and hurricanes…..about the same damage.
 
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The house I grew up in had pine T&G boards on the wall in two of the boy's bedrooms. Soft wood, they are in rough shape. Kids!

One of my rentals has pine T&G boards on the ceiling, looks great.

Speaking of pine brings back old memories. There was a family owned mill 7 miles down the road and across the river in NH. They would buy my softwood logs.


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I would buy pine, hemlock ,spruce, and fir lumber from him. Used quite a bit building our house from 2000 to 2005.We lived in the basement two years and then moved up stairs one room at a time as they got finished.


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He been out of business quite a while now and I'm old and slow.

gg
 
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Speaking of pine brings back old memories. There was a family owned mill 7 miles down the road and across the river in NH. They would buy my softwood logs.


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I would buy pine, hemlock ,spruce, and fir lumber from him. Used quite a bit building our house from 2000 to 2005 while we lived in the basement.


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He been out of business quite a while now and I'm old and slow.

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" and I'm old and slow."

You maybe but you still put LOT of these nowadays youngster to shame!!!
 
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Built sides for the old F250 so I could carry two face cords of loose stacked wood.

Test run today to a neighbor to see how it worked. Delivered two cords of oak. I talked him into taking 20" long splits as that is more efficient if you have a firebox big enough. More wood per armload and more wood in the stove/fireplace for a longer burn. I can produce faster with only 4 cuts per log instead of 5. I get 102" logs, so cut at just under 17" or just over 20" so I do not need to deal with ends...we call them cookies.

The truck has a dump bed. He loved that we could tilt the bed , stage the splits on the tailgate, and stack without dumping wood on the ground and having to bend over. We got both cords stacked in 35 minutes.

Picture shows the truck under the outfeed conveyor of the processor. Nice to be a able to run directly into the bed. Got both cords processed in under two hours working alone. That included changing a chain and a minor repair to the unit. Looks like I can do a face cord in 45-50 minutes with minimal effort.

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