- January 14, 2016 at 10:59 am #87228Ed ThayerParticipant
Does anyone know of a buyer of Basswood? I have 3 huge straight trees to remove from my sugarbush. Would hate to burn it up in the sugarhouse.
EdJanuary 14, 2016 at 2:20 pm #87229Does’ LeapParticipant
I was in the same boat last year. I had several veneer quality basswood logs last year and a handful of select logs from the same two trees. The mill where I sell hemlock doesn’t buy hardwood and I was stuck with them. Not really worth the trucking to sell such a small quantity to the mill. A Johnson in Vermont buys basswood, but trucking wouldn’t be worth it. I would check with hardwood mills in your area. I tried selling my logs on craigslist to carvers. No go. I ended up blocking and splitting the logs for firewood. Basswood is as marginal as is gets for firewood, but there you go!
GeorgeJanuary 14, 2016 at 3:30 pm #87230Ed ThayerParticipant
I will try to find a local market. I would mill them to someone’s spec if I can find a buyer. Maybe just saw them into cants and sticker them under some tin.
EdJanuary 14, 2016 at 5:28 pm #87232Mark CowdreyParticipant
And let your heirs deal with it! 🙂January 14, 2016 at 6:36 pm #87233Rick AlgerParticipant
Cersosimo in Brattleboro took basswood the last I knew. You can also sell a small number of logs to a concentration yard.January 14, 2016 at 8:36 pm #87234Mike RockParticipant
I wonder if Woodcraft Supply in Parkersburg, WV, buys locally? They sure sell basswood.
There is a place up here in Dodgeville, WI that buys from a neighbour of ours, every two years they thin his woods for basswood. They like 6″ and up.
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