Archive for January, 2013

Finally….They have arrived!

The Juniperus Virginiana have arrived and we are agog! They are so beautiful with their vivid red coloring which is almost purple in the rain….this is wood to the nth degree. Will post pics as we mill them and get to the heart of the matter. Enjoy!

“Juniperus Virginiana”

That sure is a tongue twister which is perhaps why it is usually misnamed Eastern Red Cedar. Most of you will be familiar with this cedar for closet linings and small craft boxes but we are thinking waaaay bigger. We have sourced and have on order 12′ logs with up to 22″ diameter on the small end for a project although we did buy a few extra for?? This wood resists rot and insects and does not shrink appreciably as compared to most other woods. We are excited as the milled timbers can be left outside with no treatment and they will last and last. Maybe for porch posts as vertical posts exposed to the weather really take a beating from the sun and rain. Flooring might be an option as we can mill it up to 16″ wide or for 6 board blanket boxes. The butt flare is awesome and will make excellent interior posts with the deep red heartwood and the creamy sapwood. Check back later as we will have pictures when the first load arrives.