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Out milling Alder

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9 minutes ago, 54gka said:

Had a nice day out milling up some Alder today.

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WOW!  Why do people think Alder is not a good timber?  I sell a fair bit.

 

If you have no use lined up for it I would be interested....as long as it is available at a wholesale price.

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Fender guitar bodies ( electric ) have been made from Alder for years after they ran out of swamp ash .

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Any other good uses for it? I’ve had some laid up for a while that I was going to mill for deck posts over a pond but it never came off and a shame to put into firewood. Does it rot quickly if not damp?

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12 minutes ago, LeeGray said:

Any other good uses for it? I’ve had some laid up for a while that I was going to mill for deck posts over a pond but it never came off and a shame to put into firewood. Does it rot quickly if not damp?

Furniture of all sorts. And yes it rots quickly if it stays wet.  Indoor use only.

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Very rot resitant if kept wet  apparently, venice built on alder pillings & was used for water pipes...

 

http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/46506

 

Roman alder water pipes still in good nick?

 

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Also clogs (Wet all time walking in mud).....

 

But leave a stack of alder out in the woods  they rot fast so odd that?

 

 

 

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