logs, logs everywhere ....
So, alot of trees died in the fire, and the ones closest to the roads/powerlines have been dropped. An awful lot of very large doug fir. Meanwhile, I have unmet building material needs..... so we will see. Easier said than done but if I can pull it off financially, I would like to rebuild the barn, woodroom, outbuilding and maybe the interior updates that are overdue ( florring, counter tops ? ) The only proplem is $$$. Yes, there is a local portable miller, if making 2x4's I think it is about double the cost of going to home depot and buying cheap 2x4's. If one of the builders I am going to talk to though wants to do it post and beam, well, now we're talking, it pencils out better. The flooring would be around $5/sqft ( uninstalled). A nice, big slab for the bathroom countertop, priceless. If I was stron enough and young enough to build it myself the cost difference wouldnt matter. If I do the barn out of the fir, I will have them board and batten the outside too.
This is very different from how we are REQUIRED to build a new house in this neighborhood ! All these trees down, thousands of 100 year old firs, and no one will be allowed to use any of it for the home structure or cladding. Structural wood must be graded. Cladding must be OSB board covered by cement siding ( like hardiboard) So all those industrial large players have a captive audience.
sorry there is nothing there for size reference, they are realy big. Mature 100 year old doug fir
The background of those logs is the remains of my next door neighbors house on that side. Just a low lying pile of ashes you see in the background.