Bill Tindall, E.Tn.
"The logs were culls from several logging sales, "
If these logs were of such poor grade-translate poor yield of useful lumber-that the logs were not worth hauling to a mill, and/or a mill would not buy them if they were hauled to a mill, why do you think you have any lumber of value to use, sell or otherwise do something with?
We sold lumber for several decades and I could not convince customers to even consider #1 common ( a grade down from top grade). "Cull" logs are likely to yield at best #2 and #3 common.
And, why was the lumber not edged? There is a tiny market for "natural edge" lumber but the bulk of hardwood usage is for lumber with trimmed edges. It is difficult to do this trimming in the home shop on any sort of quantity of lumber.
You may have a tiny market for some of this lumber in the Twin Cities but I think it will be a long time to find a use for thousands of bdft of it.