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Designer firewood: wood gloat...maybe

07-05-2013 01:37 AM by Tony Strupulis | 4 comments »

I was collecting firewood from a construction site today. It was a pile of spruce logs with easy access. Pretty happy about the find. Then I found a birch tree in the pile, the best firewood in Alaska. Really happy at this point. Then I noticed the log had a large crotch in it. The end grain of the log was competent and had a warm, rich color to it. I didn’t look close to see if it has any spalting or not. I cut the log to maximize the yield of crotch wood. Fingers crossed, I should be able to get several nice boards of flame/crotch birch. If not, then it can always go in the fireplace. The log is big by Alaska birch standards. It is close to 18” in diamet...

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