Working in the Timber
Bert Aikman>UIS Collection A's>UIS Collection, Segment 7
- FARM-RELATED WORK
- Pin oak was a good wood for rails. Black-jack oak was not liked because it would out-grow everything else. Discusses rail fences & making of rails. States his family worked in other people's timber. Different trees used to make different items. Pin-oak & black-oak used for rails. White-oak & burr-oak used for posts. Goes on to mention that pickets made from any available oak, usually black-oak because it was less valuable. Mentions demand for rails for fences.