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    Red Oak - got plenty now!

    I had an enormous red oak removed from my yard. I got the crew to save some of the larger straight limb sections. The trunk was simply to big to handle.

    My son and I cut it up and split it this weekend. I think we have enough wood now for our pits! We intend to fill our covered racks and will likely run out of space. We will both be scrambling to figure out how to store the surplus.

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    Last edited by Alphonse; January 27, 2020, 09:44 PM.

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    A common way around these parts it to set two t-posts and then stack the wood between them. Or between two trees.

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    • Alphonse
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      Here in south Alabama you need to get it up off the ground and under cover. The termites will eat it up quick if it has ground contact and if it is damp. Our existing racks are treated lumber with shed roofs over them. My new rack will only hold a little over a cord. My son's is the same and it is 1/3 full of pecan and hickory already. You shouldn't stack against trees because carpenter ants will kill the trees that you stack against! We got lots of insects. Guess we'll build more racks!

    • ComfortablyNumb
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      IF you want temporary, put in the t-posts, put some treated lumber on the ground, then stack the wood on the lumber. Put a tarp over it for cover. Use it up first and pull up the posts. On the other hand, if you build another shed you'll have to keep it stocked....can't have too much wood, eh?

    #3
    There is an entire barn dedicated to it out at the ranch. Love using red oak. Cooked beef ribs over some yesterday.

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      We built moveable holding racks in the woodlot to hold extra wood we don’t have space for nearer the house.Click image for larger version

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      • texastweeter
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        that's gangster right there.

      • Alphonse
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        Chit yeah! Nice rack there.

      • Dan Deter
        Dan Deter commented
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        Those are mighty fine!

      #5
      Good stuff, but takes awhile to season. I have a bunch of of northern red oak on my property, and it's one of my favorites.

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        #6
        Lucky man. That is great stuff!

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