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OscarA 10-23-2011 08:44 PM

What wood is this?
 
I've been lucky enough to get myself a trailer load of wood which I'm told is Yellow Box.
Now I've done a google search and I have come up 2 different pics both saying they are yellow box

Mine looks like the first pic.


http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s...ar/101294b.jpg

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s...dobeReader.jpg

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OscarA 10-23-2011 08:47 PM

Re: What wood is this?
 
This is what I got, the wood is wet so that might make it a little harder to identify.

is it Yellow Box ????

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s...Picture049.jpg

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s...Picture048.jpg

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s...Picture047.jpg

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s...Picture050.jpg

OscarA 10-23-2011 09:02 PM

Re: What wood is this?
 
Hi Doug, So it's a box of some sort.

These are just the branches I left the stumps behind as they would be a pain to cut. The trunk is about 18in wide and were cut in 12-18" lengths but I passed on it.

I'll cut and stack it all within the next week or two.

I love this site, thanks Doug.

OscarA 10-23-2011 09:25 PM

Re: What wood is this?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Karangi Dude (Post 122411)
Oscar,
If I were you I would go back and get some of the trunk it maybe a bit hard to cut up but I am sure you could wittle away at it.
Anyway that wood is very green and will take 12 to 18 months minimum to dry.

Nah I'll save my back and let someone else have the trunks.

Yeah I figured it'll be 18-24 mths of drying but that's ok I have hardwood fence posts which I got from the inlaws which would give me at least 15 fires. I also have gum of some sort which has been drying for 10mths that's another 5-10 fires so I should be right for wood until this stuff dries.

heliman 10-24-2011 03:12 AM

Re: What wood is this?
 
2 Attachment(s)
This is a sample of very dry Yellow Box. It burns very hot and I use it to warm the oven up quickly and for flame to cook the top of the pizza.

heliman 10-24-2011 03:18 AM

Re: What wood is this?
 
That isn't yellow box - some other variety of gum.


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This is what I got, the wood is wet so that might make it a little harder to identify.

is it Yellow Box ????

david s 10-24-2011 04:11 AM

Re: What wood is this?
 
The thicker the trunks, the denser the timber. If you can cut it into short, say6" lengths, it is way easier to split.Try to feed your oven with nothing thicker than your wrist.I just bought a chainsaw. It is a cheapie and when I unpacked it, fuelled it up, could not make it start. Retuned it and shall wait. Oh well.
The best wood is free wood. I love getting wood.

heliman 10-24-2011 04:19 AM

Re: What wood is this?
 
That wood will be fine to use - I grab stuff like that off verges whenever I find it. Here in Perth I can start using green wood in about 3-5 weeks if the weather is warm - provided I split it first.

cobblerdave 10-24-2011 01:28 PM

Re: What wood is this?
 
Hi all
Than looks to me like the best stuff Free!

Regards Dave;)

OscarA 10-25-2011 12:01 AM

Re: What wood is this?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by heliman (Post 122419)
That isn't yellow box - some other variety of gum.
........
This is what I got, the wood is wet so that might make it a little harder to identify.

is it Yellow Box ????

You are right it is hard to tell, thanks for the pics.

Quote:

Originally Posted by david s (Post 122420)
The thicker the trunks, the denser the timber. If you can cut it into short, say6" lengths, it is way easier to split.Try to feed your oven with nothing thicker than your wrist.I just bought a chainsaw. It is a cheapie and when I unpacked it, fuelled it up, could not make it start. Retuned it and shall wait. Oh well.
The best wood is free wood. I love getting wood.

good advise, it'll also help dry out quicker.
Was your Chainsaw a cheapie made in China off ebay?
I got myself a second hand electric chainsaw for $40 from ebay but need to get the blade sharpened before I can use it.

Quote:

Originally Posted by heliman (Post 122421)
That wood will be fine to use - I grab stuff like that off verges whenever I find it. Here in Perth I can start using green wood in about 3-5 weeks if the weather is warm - provided I split it first.

3-5 weeks that's quick, good to know it'll be fine.

Quote:

Originally Posted by cobblerdave (Post 122443)
Hi all
Than looks to me like the best stuff Free!

Regards Dave;)

Yeap I love free stuff especially good free stuff which hopefully this is.

Thanks for all the reply guys.


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