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It was green so turned easy, but had some soft stuff in where the banches came out of the trunk.
It turned out smaller than I had hoped but looked good with some nice marbling as I would call it.
I will post a picture when I get a chance.
 

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I find this of interest because we have a redbud tree in our back yard that we don't like. It's destined to come down one of these days.
 

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One of my favorites because it means spring time. I have never worked any.

I haven't seen any get very big. I would like to get my hands on a little bit of red bud boards, or a good size block. I have an idea in mind. I keep listening for chain saws.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cercis_canadensis
 

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Mark, here is a picture of redbud lumber from my website. Since I sawmill yard trees I see a few now and then here at my mill.


And some live edge redbud slabs I milled.


Come to think of it in my projects here there are pictures of a burled redbud that showed up one day, and what I did with one of the burls. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/6810

Here is another, smaller burled redbud log.


That was a wild one to mill.


I got some big burl chunks off first.


And some bookmatched figured lumber.


Generally speaking redbud lumber is pretty hard…but I will say 90%+ of the logs are hollow, it's just a common trait, when they get big enough (which is rare, they are small like hairy said) for me to want to mess with milling they are rotten inside.
 
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