Salvage 50 year old redwood boards?

dwpcOctober 7, 2010

I know this isn't a fence forum, but it seems the best place to ask the question. I'm replacing 100 ft of old redwood basketweave fence. The 52-year old boards are 1x4x8ft old growth. This stuff, about 1500 lf, is all heartwood, straight, and you have to look hard to find a knot. But its very dry and brittle. I don't have any immediate use (or storage room) for it but hate to see it fed to a recycler's chipper.

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Even that old growth cvg sweet material has a life span exposed to the weather.

It might be possible to use it inside as panneling. J.

    Bookmark   October 7, 2010 at 6:49PM
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Where are you located? Depending on any nail holes, it may be suitable for planing down and using for trim or such.

    Bookmark   October 10, 2010 at 1:57AM
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