Overload your opium pipe today? Hit the liquor stash in the car trunk?They do make nice furniture.
I just wish they would use European growth.
American wood just don't cut the mustard
European wood? What wood? That crap they grow like corn in vast straight lines and mill at 8" diameter?
You need to be knighted by the king in England to cut an oak down. [one of the 6 not in a park]
Your beloved Beech is all illegal Siberian logged, a disaster to the enviroment under no rules whatsoever except bribes.
The few oaks left are in Eastern Europe and the Ukraine.
Let me see you buy 8 to 12" wide CLEAR oak for $1.57 delivered, kiln dried. You can quadruple that cost even in Romania.
Buying black walnut for $3.42 a foot - likely 15$ in europe and American anyway.
Finally, we have REDWOOD, the king of woods. Because of our crash, I bought full rough all red 2x12's for .39 cents per board foot -several thousand feet. If I coud get it to Germany, I could retire.
Look up Sugar pine and 'Sierra Pacific lumber company' privately held, and he owns about 7 million acres of private timberland - largest private timber company on earth. Try that in Europe or England. And all managed under extraordinarily strict rules.
Just reopened one mill in Chinese camp, Ca. -3 shifts, and the logs are finally rolling through town, 20 to 50 inch diameter, 40 feet long. These would go to a museum in England.
Just cut down a standing dead sugar pine on my land. 54" at the base. Plenty of dead smaller ones for the woodpeckers.