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Posted on Cutting Down 30yr old Birch Tree - Worth Saving for Lumber

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#1 posted 03-17-2018 04:01 AM

I had a big beech taken down, and milled the base (about 21” diameter and 5 feet tall) with a chain saw mill. What a huge bunch of labor and mass of sawdust. And I was using a brand new so-called ripping chain, which required frequent sharpening. No metal in the wood, though, which was a plus.

After at least 2 years stickered and with ends painted, I made a pair of good sized book shelves out of it, and a coffee table with the leftovers.

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