We have a lot of what's called vine maple on our property. I'm not
sure if it IS actually maple but it is a very hard wood. It's also
very pretty when finished. I want to utilize it in some fashion since
for the most part it grows to a particular length and then dies so
there is a lot of dead wood laying about. I've cut some of it green
and am going to dry it but I am wondering how to do this without the
wood checking. Or is it inevitable that it will check? leave the
bark on? Remove it?
I've got a few ideas for projects one of which is a bed frame.
Another is to make some outdoor chairs.
The diameters of the wood range from 1" to about 5-6".
I'm new to building with stuff from my forest but fortunately I have
lots of material so I can make mistakes and it's only time I'm out.
"Moe, Larry, the cheese!", Curly