Post by TimelessSurf on Jun 12, 2012 23:05:00 GMT -5
That was the closest place that I found. Paulownia is a wonderful wood! Light as balsa, stronger than ceday, rot resistant, doesnt wick water, graws very fast, AND grows a new tree out of the old stump!!! You can grow your own and harvest withing 3 years i believe. Check out the tree so sea forum for more info info on that~ Chad
Post by TimelessSurf on Jun 13, 2012 14:39:58 GMT -5
I just got this email form a guys who has some rare pieces in NJ...
From Thomas Spencer" "Wanted to see if you were interested in some very rare paulownia Tometosa.
I harvested a massive 50-75 yr. old paulownia tree that was more than 48'' across. I have made a few boogie boards and an Alaia, but wanted to find someone who has more skill and appreciation for what I have. I know how rare a find these are and almost feel bad when I shape them, learning how to shape for the 1st time with something so rare. I have 7 slabs that are 22"-24" wide. I had to cut the monster in half, so I could cut it so there is no pith from the center to worry about. I also have about 50 pieces that are 8.5"-13"+ by 96" long for 2 piece boards. Everyone I've talked to has never even heard of such a large tree! I wanted to contact a few professionals before I put them up for sale online. I've included a few pics for you. I know how rare these pieces are and just want someone with more skill to shape them and share them with others. I doubt you will ever see any boards like this more than once or twice in a lifetime!
Thanks for you time, Thomas Spencer e-mail email@example.com "
Post by vilanobeachsurf on Jun 15, 2012 10:27:56 GMT -5
Just to update folx with some info on the NJ Paulownia. In trading e-mails, I find that he has about 467 bf of Paulownia wood cut into boards some short (less than 48") and some medium (94" and greater).
He also has some 20" + wide slabs 96" long and 5/4 or 6/4.
He is looking for $4000 for the whole lot of wood and can help to arrange economical shipping.
I was only looking for enough wood for two or three longboards so if you would like to contact him, his e-mail address is up on Chad's 2nd post on this thread.