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    is there a market for firewood? My in-laws own a mountain. If I chopped up a load of logs from there, is there somewhere I could sell it?

    Thanks for your help.

  • #2
    Originally posted by roquet View Post
    is there a market for firewood? My in-laws own a mountain. If I chopped up a load of logs from there, is there somewhere I could sell it?

    Thanks for your help.
    Don't know if you can sell it - but some ideas.

    Resort areas / second homes - maybe sell at a JA, or michi-no eki
    Fishermen use wood to smoke fish and to warm themselves
    Pizza restaurants / other BBQ restaurants
    Home centers - I see it at a Cains

    Let me know how you make out.........

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    • #3
      If it's pine wood then you can drill holes in it and sell it as shiitake logs.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by edin日本 View Post
        If it's pine wood then you can drill holes in it and sell it as shiitake logs.
        ____ake takes Oak....

        But if the diameter is large enough - say 45cm or so minimum - you can hollow it out for use as a honey bee hive.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by TJrandom View Post
          ____ake takes Oak....
          huh? u sure about that?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by hml View Post
            huh? u sure about that?
            In the US, oak is the preferred wood. In Japan it's usually beech (buna), matsu or sugi. Depending on the wood there are differences in taste.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by edin日本 View Post
              In the US, oak is the preferred wood. In Japan it's usually beech (buna), matsu or sugi. Depending on the wood there are differences in taste.
              OK - so I will need to check this out... I have passed on available matsu and sugi because I didn't think ____ake would grow in it. I have only used oak myself and see that being sold too.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by edin日本 View Post
                In the US, oak is the preferred wood.
                Didn't know that.

                Originally posted by edin日本 View Post
                Depending on the wood there are differences in taste.
                My last girlfriend told me the same thing...

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by hml View Post
                  My last girlfriend told me the same thing...
                  Discerning wench....

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by hml View Post
                    Didn't know that.


                    My last girlfriend told me the same thing...
                    Smart girl - she mighta been a keeper....

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by edin日本 View Post
                      Depending on the wood there are differences in taste.
                      Originally posted by hml View Post
                      My last girlfriend told me the same thing...
                      Originally posted by edin日本 View Post
                      Discerning wench....
                      Yes, but how did you know it?

                      Originally posted by TJrandom View Post
                      Smart girl - she mighta been a keeper....
                      As long as she doesn't have slivers in her tongue, sure!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by hml View Post
                        Yes, but how did you know it?
                        Your girlfriend told me.

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                        • #13
                          Shiitake grow in most hardwoods but the name is shii no take. Shii as in kashi, one of the many types of Japanese oak. Others are nara, kunugi. I don't think shiitake grow very well in pine.

                          You get people selling firewood direct on Yahoo Auctions, as well as through dealers or through stove dealers. Try contacting one of them and seeing what their margin is. I don't buy myself, but 10,000 yen a ton is common for fresh oak (nara) logs cut before spring. Note that many folk won't burn softwood in their stoves.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by roquet View Post
                            is there a market for firewood? My in-laws own a mountain. If I chopped up a load of logs from there, is there somewhere I could sell it?

                            Thanks for your help.
                            You'd find it easier to let a contractor cut and sell the wood and pay you a percentage.

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