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Old 17-04-12   #11 (permalink)
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Re: Spectacular grain

what I mean by that,,is im 43 and native,,,,but a tree that is 400yrs old isnt? mad,,,lol
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i agree on cotoneaster
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It's actually black mulberry - Morus nigra. It's really hard, very close-grained and it does have a bit of ripple to it. I suspect the pink will fade out as it oxidises but the grain is really interesting.

No idea what I'll do with it, but it's better than using it for firewood.

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It's actually black mulberry - Morus nigra. It's really hard, very close-grained and it does have a bit of ripple to it. I suspect the pink will fade out as it oxidises but the grain is really interesting.

No idea what I'll do with it, but it's better than using it for firewood.

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the colouration didnt fade on our cotoneaster, so fingers crossed
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Re: Spectacular grain

i have a white mulberry sat round the back in sections up to about 3ft by 24"
it seems too good to log.
the heartwood is a much more golden colour.
when i get an alaskan i will mill it
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It's actually black mulberry - Morus nigra. It's really hard, very close-grained and it does have a bit of ripple to it. I suspect the pink will fade out as it oxidises but the grain is really interesting.

No idea what I'll do with it, but it's better than using it for firewood.

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nice thanks for showing ,would never have guessed that,,
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i felled a cotoneaster the other day, main stem about 6' x 1' lenght, was really surprised when 2 of us struggled to lift it, is this worth setting aside for milling?
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Would like to see it when it's dried/sanded/treated to see if those colours are still bright.... not had a chance to mill any mulberry yet...
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