By Dave Abeyta
April 23, 2009
Presently, I am a finish carpenter in Hawaii. One thing I read In Keith's comment that caught my attention was that the Alaska hemlock was just being used for pulp. I just finished working on a 6 mil dollar mansion - they had us install 1x6 tongue & groove Oregon hemlock across this huge open beam ceiling. It's so beautiful. I even took some scraps home & made a great coffee table. The old timers say they used it for railroad ties so I bet it's tough enough for flooring. Maybe Sen.Murkowski could include a T & G mill with her Timber Industry Retooling & Restructuring Act?
Thanks for taking time to read. Aloha
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