Monday, February 24, 2014

Lumber from Slabs of Mahogany Trees

I went to the farm yesterday, saw other small projects there. One is the production of thin lumber out of slabs of felled mahogany trees from the selective logging three weeks ago. The lumber measure usually 3/4 x 4 inches, different length. I will use our share to repair my treehouse, built in early 2004 or 2005, the bamboo floor now needs replacement. Also the walls.

The guys who made these were locals in the barrio. Mang Titong. The sawmill table was made there, the blade I have it since several years ago, they brought the engine, belt, and buy diesel, about four liters a day is consumed. Two men work here, it is a labor-intensive work.

The slabs of mahogany trees cut three weeks ago. The buyer got only square logs, usually 6 x 6 inches x 7-10 feet.

Part of the permit to cut issued by the DENR to the farm owner, Atty. Millora.

I hope to see a neatly-repaired treehouse when I go back to the farm next month.

See also:
Trees in the farm, Part 4, August 21, 2013
Trees for Harvesting, December 05, 2013 

Tree Harvesting to Start Today, January29, 2014
Selective Logging in the Farm, February 03, 2014

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