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Re: Quartered lumber and technique comment

Bill Tindall, E.Tn.
In the context of what I read I believe the African, South American and Far East lumber was considered tropical. European production is piddly compared to US and central states piddly compared to Appalachian. There simply are no large forest tracts in Indiana, or western Europe, compared to Appalachian which is an almost continuous timberland from North GA to the NY border. Within a short drive from where I live there are two mills producing 125,000 bdft of lumber per day, and several other smaller operations!

When you have the opportunity, ask who is producing these large quantities of quartered lumber you referred to. All species, or just oak?

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