A guy I work with is building a new house. He has a lot of EWP trees close to his house. I can have all the logs for helping cut them down. My question is, will EWP make good barn siding and beams?
(Sawing and Drying Forum)
From contributor P:
Heck yeah. I use EWP for everything including framing lumber. Other than some plywood sheathing, my house, sugar house, and garage are almost entirely made from white pine.
I have about 200 pine logs that were stacked in inventory over twice as long as I normally keep them before sawing. These logs have gotten infested with the blackhorned pine borers, which bore holes into the logs. I am selling this wood at a discount and it is being used for sheeting on farm buildings and other non-critical applications. The borers seem to die within a couple hours after being exposed to the outside elements. You can actually hear them cutting in the logs when they become active and you need to start sawing them ASAP.