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Blog entry by Karson posted 2503 days ago 6551 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hooker Furniture in Martinsville, VA is going out of business and over 480,000 BD Ft of lumber is up for auction.

Here is the web site

I receive e-mails every so ofter for furniture mfgs auctions. This one has more lumber than I’ve seen on ony of them.

There’s cherry, qtr sawn white oak, popular, maple, pine etc. Opening bids are around $1000 for 5,000 Bd ft.

Auction closed Sept 24-28 2007.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †



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WayneC

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#1 posted 2503 days ago

Wow. That is a lot of lumber.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Paul

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#2 posted 2503 days ago

Gosh! Opening bids for cherry at .25 a foot!

-- Paul, Texas

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jpw1995

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#3 posted 2503 days ago

I can’t imagine the shipping cost of 5000 b.f. I’m sure it would still be a deal if you could get it for $1000!

-- JP, Shelbyville, KY

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mot

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#4 posted 2503 days ago

I sure wish I lived in Marty.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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Thos. Angle

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#5 posted 2502 days ago

Hi Karson,
I check this site regularly. It’s kind of sad to think of all the people who are out of work in the industry. The machinery is selling at about 10 cents on the dollar. I guess these companies can buy new cheaper in China than they can ship it from here. But there are some great buys on lumber if you are close enough.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Brad_Nailor

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#6 posted 2502 days ago

Thats some huge piles of lumber…makes me drool…did you guys look at any of the awesome machinery they have up fo auction as well?

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Bill

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#7 posted 2502 days ago

Too bad so far away, otherwise I would like some of that wood.

Obviously that machinery is too big for my shop. But nice to look at.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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Tony

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#8 posted 2502 days ago

Sombody is going to make a killing on that lot – wish I was closer

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (http://www.poydatjatuolit.fi)

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Buckskin

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#9 posted 2502 days ago

Why is it the cup runeth over when the well is dry? Wish I was closer as well.

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Wally

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#10 posted 2502 days ago

I wonder how much it would cost to ship a single lot of that wood to Texas? Who would ship it and how to make arrangements?

-- Ain't Nature Grand?

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GaryK

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#11 posted 2501 days ago

Wally – I had 300bf of lumber delivered to my house in Texas from Tennessee and it’s cost $190.

It would be less if you had a place with a shipping dock to deliver it to. If you pick it up from a local
shipping point it would be even less.

SAIA trucking was used.

Gary

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Thos. Angle

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#12 posted 2501 days ago

I checked it again last night. There is sure a lot of good wood going cheap.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Karson

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#13 posted 2501 days ago

I don’t know how they run the auction, but if a high enough bid has been made it shows reserve met. So if it doesn’t have that I don’t know what they do at closing of the auction.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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sandhill

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#14 posted 2487 days ago

I just spotted one of your links to IRS Auctions. LOL, Thats where I got the Laguna band saw I have been telling you about with the guides. Also a combo 10” X 48” Powermatic belt and disk and belt sander and back around May I picked up 200 BFT of FAS Kiln dried red oak for $289.00 Delivered. That was another story, in short they dropped it all in the street in front of my drive way. But for around $1.50 a bft I cant say much.

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/

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Karson

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#15 posted 2486 days ago

I went in and looked at the auction. The lumber went for about $1.00 bd ft At least the QS White Oak and Cherry. that I saw.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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