Re: Presence of Canadian Cars


Greg Martin
 

George,
 
Most likely a different species like Western Red Cedar or perhaps Douglas Fir or Douglas Fir-Larch as they were kiln dried. There may have been some western SPF  (Spruce-Pine-Fir)  also kiln dried.
 
I wasn't until the early sixties that the Southern Pine Lumber companies and the eastern SPF producers embrace kiln drying  seriously and only then fully capture their customers attention.
 
Greg Martin
 
Eventually all things merge into one and a river runs through it.
Norman Maclean
 

In a message dated 6/24/2017 3:09:25 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, STMFC@... writes:

 A question.  By the 1950's much Southern timber was softwood pine.  For furniture quality lumber, it might have been necessary to import from Canada or the West Coast.  There was a lot of furniture making in North Carolina and east Tennessee during that era.  Is it possible Canadian cars could have brought more rare species or higher grade of lumber to the furniture makers in the South?


George Courtney

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