the wood. Most of the time we do
not like to use rotten wood, so
eliminate this material. However,
these lines can be beautiful and
so the name is spalted wood,
which is highly sought after.
I should add that this is
exactly what we need to do with
our products too…market them
effectively with the price reflecting their enhanced value.
A few examples: Mid Tennessee Lumber makes special oak
flooring that they call “Walking
Horse Plank” flooring. An outfit
in Michigan sold Michigan Rose
Red Oak and Arctic White Hard
Maple. Maybe you know of someone selling the same product that
you do but as part of their marketing effort they have renamed
it (and maybe fine tuned the
properties) so it is more attractive
(desirable and expensive) to the
QI never thought I would be emailing you with a question,
but here it is. We use
white oak quite a bit and recently
have had a sawmill offer us some
post oak that he says is a white
oak. Is this a reasonable substitute? What is post oak? Thank
AI think my educator hat is on this morning as I write the answer. So, rather than just
a one word answer, here is some
technical, yet practical info.
There is a group of oak
species (about 20 commercial
species) called “white oak.” Trees
in the white oak group have
rounded leaves (vs. red oaks with
Someone decided that this blue stained pine was
beautiful and worth more than ordinary stainless pine.
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