Joined: Sat Jan 08, 2005 6:55 pm Posts: 286 Location: Saginaw,TX
I read many times that live oaks were once built for shipbuilding. It is the heaviest, strongest wood of all the oaks(which I read). Has it ever been built besides for ships? Now, it is not used much but for shade and beauty.
Of course,the one who woul cut a 300 years ild live oak is probably asking for trouble. I thought maybe use some of the live oak wood from live oaks that has been damaged from hurricanes as in Florida.
Joined: Mon Mar 10, 2003 9:10 am Posts: 1278 Location: Dallas,TEXAS
If a live oak had been damaged by hurricanes, do you think it would be seaworthy? I mean, water has already victimized it. Maybe I am being a bit supperstitious... Are you needing to build an ark, or just a little John Boat? <g>
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