Aley, Jeff A
I have been led to believe that many box car interiors and possibly floors were of white oak. A woodworker once asked me if I knew where any boxcars were being scrapped (i.e. in the Antelope / Roseville area), as they were often a source of good-quality recycled oak.
P.S. How do you recommend I treat the dog-eared cedar fence boards that are so common in the Sacramento area?
From: STMFC@yahoogroups.com [mailto:STMFC@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Denny Anspach
Sent: Wednesday, December 10, 2008 10:36 AM
To: STMFC List
Subject: [STMFC] Unpainted wood.
I have a feeling that most freight car decking was old growth Douglas
fir, and flat car decking either of the same, or white oak- both woods
that wear well, and are also relatively pretty dry rot resistant
unless poorly installed.
Denny S. Anspach MD