Bought another load of hardwood today

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Blog entry by Trev_Batstone posted 10-12-2011 01:31 AM 4995 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few months ago I bought some hardwood from a local gentleman who had an ad on Craigslist. By the way, his 2-car garage is chocked full of all kinds of different hardwood as well as his entire basement.. only narrow passageways to walk through it all. Anyway, today I went back to see him as I was looking for some dark colored hardwood as well as some other types of wood. I ended up filling the trunk of my Chevrolet Impala full of Black Walnut, Brazilian Cherry, Poplar, and some hardwood Maple. I want to make some ‘checkerboard’ laminated projects, and he had lots of shorter stock just perfect for my needs. I just wanted a couple of boxes of wood, but I got a little carried away with what I saw, so I ended up filling the trunk of my car. When I asked him how much I owed him he looked at the load for a few seconds and said “60 dollars”. I’m sure that I got about 300 pounds of wood, and came home a happy camper.


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#1 posted 10-12-2011 01:37 AM

whhhaaattttt $60 bucks! I need a guy like that in my neighborhood.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#2 posted 10-12-2011 02:38 AM

Having read your post I dashed to your home page. Darn you dont live in Sacramento.

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#3 posted 10-12-2011 02:44 AM

+1 on the Darn you don’t live in Sacramento. : ^ )

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#4 posted 10-12-2011 03:05 AM

I agree, EVERY neighborhood needs a guy like that, it should be some sort of law.

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#5 posted 10-12-2011 03:55 AM

Yes, when you arrive at his home, he opens up the large door of his 2-car garage and all you can see is 5 ft. high piles of gorgeous wood with a narrow passageway to walk to the back of his garage and into his basement, and again.. wood piled everywhere in his basement. When I asked him where all the wood came from he told me that he had a very good friend who was a fine woodworker and cabinetmaker and the friend is now deceased, so this guy is selling the friend’s wood to help support the friend’s widow. A large cardboard box full of wood is $15 to $20 depending on the type of wood, but he is also open to reasonable offers. The first time that I went there a few months ago, I made him a reasonable offer for a couple boxes and he accepted my offer. This load that I got today I did not bother to ‘dicker’ with him because when he said $60 for a car load, I was very satisfied with that price. He also has tied bundles of 8’ and 12’ black walnut for $30/bundle. Many other species of wood also, including oak, cherry, poplar, maple, alder, mahogony.. almost anything but myrtlewood. It was a good find and a good guy to know.. he sells you the wood but his wife takes the money.


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#6 posted 10-12-2011 04:05 AM

Nice camping trip.

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#7 posted 10-12-2011 08:32 AM

i would love to find a guy like that near me.

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#8 posted 10-12-2011 02:04 PM

nice score….again. pics please.

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