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Forum topic by Russell Barnes posted 12-21-2018 08:22 AM 879 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Russell Barnes

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12-21-2018 08:22 AM

Topic tags/keywords: long leaf pine longleaf pine early growth

Exceptional EARLY Growth GIANT Texas Long Leaf pine beams. Beams were CUT in the 1880’s and used in an early building in Texas. They were cut from BIG trees that are just not around anymore. These beams have been planed to a thickness of 2 inches thick and are 13 inches wide with rough edges so you can cut to exact width needed. I used them to build 20 stair steps in my own home and have a number of beams left. Most are in manageable 8 foot to 13 foot long pieces , although I do have some smaller cut offs. Exceptional quality wood with a very low knot count. Beautiful early growth aged orange color. VERY hard to find Texas antique long leaf pine this quality, size, color and age. Best I was able to find, by far, after looking for over 4 years.

Willing to trade for other related items I can use in my own house building interior wood working project:

I could use some large early growth oak, prefer white oak, but will consider red oak

metal 1950’s garage shop/gasoline station cabinets,

a giant (over 100 pounds) American made bench vise with swivel base,

large cast iron tool pedestals, around 35 inches tall

ANTIQUE American vintage wood working carpenters bench with dove tail vises etc.

Here are a couple of photos, one showing basic color and quality of wood.
Second showing one of the six foot long, 12 inch wide stair steps in my house right after they were installed.

-- RBarnes Central Texas


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#1 posted 12-24-2018 02:27 PM

The board shown in the first picture is 13 inches wide and 2 inches thick! These were the rafters that spanned an 1880’s building. They were originally 2.5 inches thick and 23 feet long.

-- RBarnes Central Texas

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#2 posted 01-03-2019 03:41 PM

Is there enough left to do another set of stairs roughly 4’ wide? I’m in the Austin area and the previous did my stairs with pallet wood. I was wanting to keep the rustic theme but do an upgrade.

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#3 posted 01-03-2019 04:05 PM

Yes, there is definitely enough to do another set of stairs

-- RBarnes Central Texas

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#4 posted 01-03-2019 06:26 PM

Yes, there is definitely enough to do another set of stairs. If you send a phone number I will call you. Hoping you might have something to trade as I paid quite a bit for this wood $25 a board foot and since you used pallet wood before, you may not want to incur that type cost. It is beautiful rare stuff in this age, width and thickness

You had emailed “Yea I won’t be able to swing $25 a BF. I was expected around $8. Great looking stuff for sure, but I’ll probably just get some local lolbolly pine since I’m in Bastrop.”
I understand your price range, but keep in mind that someone told me the wood at Home Depot now is priced around $8 a board foot for boards that are better than just building studs or fence posts…

-- RBarnes Central Texas

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