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sdowney717
06-11-2017, 08:39 AM
I have been cutting down some massive photina along my fenceline.
This wood is extremely dense and hard tight grain very strong. And I have lots of thick straight pieces.
Color is like light golden yellow brown, sort of like bleached teak.
Fresh cut ends you can not even see any grain.

http://woodturnersunlimited.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=2658

I am thinking I could use it for samson posts to tie off the boat.
To rough shape I can use a chainsaw, then my table saw to form the square post.
And Where the rope will go round at the top, I am thinking make that round, drill the hole and pass the SS bar through.
Pics of these Photina
https://goo.gl/photos/AFKCASTWbsDeLjix5

Actually related to apple
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photinia

This 'shrub' was overplanted in our region, and many have gotten the blight and died. These I allowed to grow like trees and were lovely with red leaves, but they also got sick and mostly dying now.

David G
06-11-2017, 09:55 AM
Nice to get some home-grown lumber. Treat the ends, stack, sticker, and cover... and you'll end up with some nice lumber. Rough guide is - air drying takes about 1 year per inch of thickness. Or you can find a local small custom kilning operation, and have it in 1-2 months. Yes, more closely related to apple than cherry, apparently. I've never seen that species. I hope you'll share some fotos when you get some with finish on it.