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With all the wood gurus on here, I bet this is right up your alley.
We are putting a house on a very wooded lot. The footprint of the house is going to take out about eight to ten big Sweetgum trees. The original intent was to get enough usable wood to finish out some vaulted ceilings. However, I've seen some references to using Sweetgum for flooring as well. I've read that during drying Sweetgum will move around quite a bit. Once it's dry you mill it and it's ok after that. Is this true?
Anyone had experience with using Sweetgum? We're not going to use it for any structural needs, just finish. The owner thinks it's a cool idea, and is willing to pay the extra for using the on-site trees. The site is in central Florida.
Thanks for any help!