Kitchen and Bathroom Cabinets
I started the cabinets Monday. I got the logs all loaded up to take to the mill and it snowed. I can't get into the place where the mill is with snow on the road. Well, I could but not with a trailer.
It is all beetle kill pine. I don't just cut down my trees without a good reason. I would buy firewood before I would cut a good tree down. We have a bunch of beetle kill on the place. I still have about 30 trees to cut down. I still have 5 large ones to bring down to take to the mill. Large is like 24" in diameter. Only about one third are big enough to mill but I want to get the largest ones first. I also have about 10 more large ones that friends want me to take down for them.
The first picture is the logs on the trailer. It is a bear to get them more than one layer high. I got some stuff to make a timber lift with but I can't do that till I am ready to load more logs. I think I have at least 3 more loads of logs, not counting the smaller ones. I won't take anything smaller than 10 inches but the small ones will be the last ones to go.
I still have to get the shop done and get a planer, the miter saw mounted and some more clamps. I also have to frame in the bathroom, get it wired in and plumbed before I am ready for cabinets. The wood will take at least two months to cure. This gives me a little time but not much.
I also included some pictures of trees that have died form beetle kill and they holes that they bore. They bore in under the bark. they don't go in any deeper. They create a fungus that dyes some of the grain grayish blue. I am still figuring out if I want to do our floors and trim with it. Might be too much of one thing.
Last edited by Mark Rice; 05-12-2011 at 07:50 PM.
Reason: forgot something
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