887Re: [medievalsawdust] Re: Storing wood
- Aug 26, 2003Cockerel Woodworks wrote:
> No, common house paint is a perfectly good sealer and a lot cheaper thanWell, latex is. ;) I used to run a furniture shop too.
> many of the special ?end sealer? treatments. The wood yards know this.
> Cockerel WoodworksIn my experience it is any color. Probably whatever latex
> Medieval and Renaissance fine furniture.
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> From: yurtsatshaw [mailto:yurts@...]
> Sent: Tuesday, 26 August 2003 11:52 AM
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> Subject: [medievalsawdust] Re: Storing wood
> Regarding sealing the ends of green tree limbs for storage until
>> > Should I coat the ends of the limbs with wax?
>> Lumber yards and saw mills spray the ends with paint.
> I'm a little rusty, but I think their use of paint is more a color-
> code for the type/grade of wood. 1" x 4" common (my original yurt
> wood choice - now downgraded to "firewood" in quality......) is end-
> painted 'blue', for example.....
the paint companies want to get rid of. Check you local
Habitat for Humanity store, it's usually full of the stuff.
The paint company shop across from my furniture shop in
the early eighties used to get rid of a couple of dumpsters
full each year.
The point is that the end grain will check because it lets
water directly out the end of the stem cells. At some times
of the year you can cut a sizable tree down and it virtually
steams with the water vapor coming out of the stump.
I'd suggest removing any bark. I made some bird houses a
few years back from the 40 foot long sections of the
neighbor's maple trees that kept hitting my house and
yard (not his problem though) and left the bark on.
had to throw most of them out this last year. Under
the bark they were infested with all kinds of crawlies
despite being hung.
My Bradford pear that destructed this year with the icestorm
(there went twelve year's of growth that shaded the front
porch) is end-sealed and stored in the yard building awaiting
turning or shoe pattens one day. So is part of the neighbor's
golden rain tree. Will have to remove three more Bradfords
before they do the same thing. Two kinds of Bradfords in
Raleigh now. Those that exploded during the ice-storm and
those that are gonna one day. I had strategically placed
them near the west end of the house to shade and cool it.
Now I'm looking at leaving them and losing the windows
one day. After the leaves have dropped so do they.
Magnus, OL, old disabled craftsman.
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