Does anyone here know anything about chestnut oak ( Quercus prinus )? I wrote to Rich Eberly, whose tree farm is mentioned in the post on "Lumber in Michigan?", and he has A LOT of wood. However, I'm finding that here in Michigan both Quercus prinus and Quercus alba are reffered to commonly as white oak, even in the LL Johnson Lumberyard catalog. Is Q. prinus suitable for boatbuiling? I need lumber for my mast step, centerboard, rudder, false bottom, and other odds and ends above and below the waterline.
I sent Rich these two web sites:
and he says that he thinks he has both species, but they're mixed up. Some are still logs with the bark on. He's going to try to sort some out, but I don't trust his ability 100%. What do you all think of using Chestnut oak?
[ 08-19-2003, 11:04 AM: Message edited by: guillemot ]