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Forum topic by dcg4403 posted 02-17-2019 04:06 PM 556 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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02-17-2019 04:06 PM

Happy Sunday morning to everyone!

So I own and operate the Texas Urban Sawmill in Dripping Springs, Texas just outside of Austin.

Our focus is saving and re-purposing historical pecan Texas. We’ve got some of the most beautiful pecan logs found anywhere.

I’m struggling finding a consistent supply of walnut logs. Well, people come out of the woodwork trying to sell walnut but they are either asking far too much or really aren’t setup to log. My main guy is in Missouri but he has none of our desired logs (24” minimum diameter on smallest end & ideally 28”+ on smallest end). We are a state licensed logger and focus only log fallen, dead, storm or construction site trees. So not a traditional logger. 95% of our logs come from large rural ranches. A lot of high character logs but also some near veneer quality, too.

I’d love to find another mill or logger that is seeking Texas pecan for all its color and glory. We have dozens of logs that are 30”+ diameters.

I’ve attached just a few pictures. If you are interested please contact me directly or please share if you have any contacts. I am willing to travel but prefer to stay within 14 hours of Austin, TX. Being more local is a HUGE plus but walnut doesn’t grow on trees here….lol.

-- Refined Elements LLC & TX Urban Sawmill LLC, Owner

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#1 posted 02-19-2019 05:58 PM

Nice looking slabs. Up here where we also have Walnut call that Hickory. Hickory sells at about 2 to $3 a bd.ft, and Walnut is roughly double of that. I would think a problem for swapping Walnut for a wood that is a lesser seller, and fairly available elsewhere is what you are seeing.

Being in the same family, but apparently distant cousins. If I’m going to fight the unruliness of Hickory/Pecan I really like the looks of Pignut Hickory, but like your Pecan not every piece is as showy.

Good luck with your sales.

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