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Black locust available

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Hi. 

 I am in the process of coppicing a block of chestnut and in a part of the block there is some robinia or black locust. The aren't the straitest stems but selective cutting could yield some strait poles give the durability of the stuff it should be worth saving from the firewood pile. 

 Does anyone know of potential markets or uses for the stuff? 

Thanks, 

John

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Small diameter Rob branch wood makes superb looking rustic shelving if milled.  The lack of perfect straightness gives character.

I did a couple for my daughter, darkened them a bit with Tung oil and put a pair of pseudo wrought iron brackets on them.

 

It's all in the marketing; I see no reason for a 9" board of such lovely timber not to sell.

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Good man (presumably!)  Hopefully good use will be made of it - such lovely stuff.

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