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    I've got a large piece of a Magnolia tree that has been air drying outside for 2 yrs.It's 3 ft long and 27 " diameter.Does anyone have any experience with this type wood? Is it a good wood to work with, or should I make firewood with it?
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  • #2
    never fire wood
    I am sure you will get some feedback. I havent used it before.
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    • #3
      I haven't used it but I bet it would make some pretty somethings-- I am thinking resaw time-- do you have a bandsaw? Why not try to make well all I can think of is a bird/squirrell feeder like the one I just made that looks like a porch swing. I resaw some pine that wasn't good for anything and made a cute feeder.. my cost-- $0 But I can sell it for $25.


      • #4
        Give it a try

        I haven't used magnolia either, but my wood book says it is a relatively hard, easy to work, stable, straight-grained wood. It's only drawback seems to be that its color is bland, although minerals will sometimes give it streaks.

        Sounds to me like it's worth a try.



        • #5
          I have seen it used for turning, but I see no reason why it cant be scrolled.
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