A month and 1/2 ago I posted Preface to my Wood Gloat where I blogged about some maple wood that I got from a sawmill in Delaware.
I showed these logs that I saw in the sawmill back in Feb 2007.
I asked the sawmill owner to cut of those logs for me. He said no he was going to keep them.
Well today I got a phone call from the sawmill owner. He stated that he has closed the mill down and was going to go back to working masonry. I think that the economy and the lack of getting logs has put him in this bind.
Anyway he asked if there was any wood that I wanted. I told him I’d like the maple that he had stashed away from the above logs. He said that he’d deliver it in an hour.
I guess the money crunch was hitting home for him. He brought over about 140 bd ft of this maple.
Not the cedar on the bottom. i got that about 3 weeks ago.
I planed down a board and this is what is underneath the surface.
Some of the boards are like this. Maybe 10 or so.
And some are like this. I don’t know what a board with this figure would cost, if you could find it.
Of course like a salesman he also brought over some more wood. Some 3 X 3 cherry, some 2” cherry 2” walnut, 1” walnut, 1” Osage Orange.
He wanted $300.00 for the wood. He said he thought there was about 350 Bd Ft of wood.
He also told me that someone stole about 2000 bd ft of cedar and cherry from the property, before he got up some cables across the road. No insurance.
His wife was with him when he delivered the wood and he said that he was going to have me make something for his wife from the burly maple. She said, “Don’t say anything, I’m going to cry.” She didn’t want him to get rid of the wood.
So I guess I’ll need to make her something so she has something to remember. I just don’t want it to be a “What if moment”.
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