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I have a number of 'bits of wood' I'd either like to sell / get rid of or have milled up into usable timber for me - or whatever 'you' can come up with.  If all else fails, it's firewood for my biomass boiler to heat my home - so it won't go to 'waste' as such.  All measurements are approx and based on diameter, not circumference.  All are in Upleadon, Gloucestershire, GL18 1EE.  Some are 'roadside' (the freshly felled oak) and the rest are in our garden but probably accessible by telehandler or other lifting/moving equipment - or can be milled in situ if you have the kit (ie sawdust is fine!)

 

Poplar - approx 17m long, felled approx Feb 2016, max dia - 80cm, min dia 40cm.  Quite a bit of it is off the ground (due to the sawn off limbs) but some is in contact with the ground.

 

 

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Next is a Douglas Fir that I;d like milled into beams suitable for building a brick porch with timber part frame (so 6-8" sq at a guess?).

 

Felled since Feb 2016 aprox.  Roughly 17.5m long, 60cm max dia down to 25cm min dia.  No picture of the main trunk but it is virtually dead straight!

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Next is an American Oak (?) I'd like planked so I can use one or two to make a garden table and use the smaller bough to make seating etc.

 

Down since Feb 2016 approx, large section length 2.8-2.9m, roughly 60cm dia the whole trunk.  Smaller piece is roughly 2.5m long, 30cm dia.

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Finally some oak (5 large trunks) felled 1 week ago.  Largest of which is roughly 6-7m long (has a fork in the last 1m), max dia 45-50cm, min dia - probably about the same, slightly less.

 

4 other trunks, some are a bit bendy (might be an understatement) but it will be up to you to tell me what is usable and what I just need to ring up for firewood.  One trunk has been cut into 3 roughly 2m lengths - see photos for diameters.

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4 hours ago, TuscanPhil said:

Finally some oak (5 large trunks) felled 1 week ago.  Largest of which is roughly 6-7m long (has a fork in the last 1m), max dia 45-50cm, min dia - probably about the same, slightly less.

 

4 other trunks, some are a bit bendy (might be an understatement) but it will be up to you to tell me what is usable and what I just need to ring up for firewood.  One trunk has been cut into 3 roughly 2m lengths - see photos for diameters.

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Sadly I think it is too late for the ones felled four years ago as none of those species are durable.  Even the Red Oak will be starting to rot.  There may be some pretty spalting here and there, but also many soft bits.  There would be some good stuff probably, but whether you would ever get enough timber to cover the milling cost is doubtful.

 

The freshly felled Oak will be fine of course.  They would give you a number of rustic beams or low grade planking.  This might be a better bet for your garden table, although there would be rather a lot of sapwood.

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I have the kit to mill that in place but looking from the photos you would need to put the cost of getting them milled against the cost of buying the same timber new as the age on those first few would suggest rot has started to set in.

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9 minutes ago, Jamespepperpot said:

That is 90% firewood IMO

Tend to agree but 2 ways to look at it.If tuscan phill uses a saw him self and can cut a foot off the end of the longest stuff it will give an idea how bad the tree is and the 17 metre one i would split in 3 anyway.If he is cutting up the stuff for firewood or paying someone to do it also makes a difference.

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