I'm looking to build a slab dining table. Am looking for lumber slabs at least 20" wide and 8'-10' long; 6/4 thick. Wider would be better. First choice would be walnut, but I would look at any other species.
You could probably get a piece that big out of pecan at Wampler Manufacturing in Bastrop. It's on state hwy. 95 between bastrop & elgin. Pretty good drive from Pearland tho. The 20" thing might be problem, may have to laminate two pieces.
Yeah, there is an outfit in California called Baker hardwoods whose wood **** I look at on a regular basis....around $2,500. There is also a place that sells mesquite for about $2 grand...was hoping I could find a better price at a local mill after the storm, though.
Almost enough to make me spend $800 on a Granberg chainsaw mill. I already have a 120CC chainsaw my wife is scared to let me use.
my nieghbor has the main trunk left of a walnut tree that blew down during the storm, that would probably sell pretty reasonable, if you have a way to get it cut up and dried. It is on the near north side of houston, close to hardy toll rd.