Tap it a few times with a club hammer working up from the base, if there is any internal rot it will sound hollow which will give an indication of how high you will need to cut itI may get around to that Adirondack shelter this year, I have a western red cedar earmarked for splitting into posts, purlins and shingles etc.
The tree had the top third broken off in the winter storms so it needs to come down, it just depends what state the remaining timber is in.
It has to be felled come what may, it's just a case of do I build with it or burn it.Tap it a few times with a club hammer working up from the base, if there is any internal rot it will sound hollow which will give an indication of how high you will need to cut it
...and the normal spoons and spatulas.........wont bother with Kuskas as I would not use it.
Maybe not quite the same but our original shed is 18 years old and still going strong, its a basic 'shed' and been re-felted once (one of my finest ever DIY jobs as it happens). Its been repainted at least half a dozen times and can see it going for another 18 years. My point is, if you look after them, these 'temporary' structures can go well past their 'date'. Guess this isn't news to anyone but worth repeating.Interesting. When we moved in 2012 we inherited a summer house. We subsequently found out it was in Cedar and had belonged next door for ten years and was sold to the people we bought the bungalow off five years earlier. I moved it in 2014 and it now houses my dive and camping gear. That makes it 24 years old and apart from a couple of places it is still sound and weather proof.