First, I want to say, we are thankful for you! We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Eddie let me know that a friend of ours wanted to bring a downed cedar log over and have it slabbed. Of course, this is a great opportunity for us. We have several cedars on our property; however, we prefer not to cut the growing healthy trees. I was very excited to see what the cedar slabs would look like.
Our friend brought along some Maple and Alder logs as well. The larger logs are the Western Red Cedar. They have a very rough looking bark, and they smell very fragrant. They are my favorite looking trees here on our property because of their full bushy tight leaves.
Krusoe supervises everything, but occasionally needs his tummy rubbed. He got shy when he saw that I got him on video slacking.
Getting the logs unloaded and putting them on the mill is the difficult part. Cedar is very heavy. Eddie and the Kubota make it look easy. Now it is ready to slab!
Here are the results. We cut the slabs 3"-3.5" thick. They are very heavy and so nice! The pictures unfortunately do not do them justice. They are a reddish tint with a lot of blonde but the grain lines are very pronounced. If you have a project and need some thick, long, cedar slabs, give us a call! They are about 18-24" wide.
Here are some pictures of the Red Alder slabs. They are very pretty and have a more rustic grain pattern.
Here is some of the Maple. I was surprised. There was a lot more character in the Maple than I guessed there would be.
Thank you for taking the time to stop in and visit. We like to hear from you, so please feel free to comment. If there is anything you might be interested in, please let us know! Blessings to you all! ETC Designs