huge cedar board What's it worth??????

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Project by Built2Last posted 08-10-2009 09:01 PM 4989 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This board came from the third log I sawed with my me bandsaw mill.
It’s 9 foot long and the main part of the log is from 14 to 18 inches wide with the bottom part being about 22 1/2 inches wide and a thickness of 1 inch.
I put a little water on it to show some grain.
How about ya’ll telling me what you think I should sell it for on craigslist or ebay. I need to start selling some of what I cut. This is acutally not the prettiest board of this bunch. I have a couple that are thicker with a little better grain pattern.
Thanks folks
Do you reckon it’s worth $25.00???

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View Kindlingmaker's profile


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#1 posted 08-10-2009 09:24 PM

Can’t help you with pricing but it is a very nice looking board! Your saw project came out excellant!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#2 posted 08-10-2009 09:50 PM

i had some cedar cut and the boards i got were 12 inches wide and 12 feet long..solid heart, no sap wood on the sides…i called and talked to someone at woodcraft, and he said they would be worth whatever the going rate was for cedar….i guess if there was something extra special about the grain pattern or something that set it apart from normal cedar…you might get more…..i dont know for sure though… can see whar cedar is going for and maybe bump it up some because of the width of these boards and see id you get any bites….if not…then sell it for whatever is the highest going rate….good luck… is some great looking cedar.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#3 posted 08-10-2009 09:55 PM

$40.00 and I have absolutely no idea why… I liked the board and that is about my limit. Problem: how do you ship a 9’ board and what would that cost? Basically, the price comes down to what is available… supply and how many people want it… demand. Check the internet for board ft pricing… to get a rough approximation?

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#4 posted 08-10-2009 11:38 PM

Wish I lived closer as I would love to have that board for a project I’m working on.

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Rob Drown

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#5 posted 08-11-2009 12:09 AM

Is it Aromatic Cedar?

Woodcraft sells wood but their prices are HIGH. Ck this out for the upper end.

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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#6 posted 08-11-2009 12:16 AM

Put it up for sale on ebay and see what it’s worth. I’ve sold several slabs on ebay and was shocked at how much people will pay for freight. It’s expensive to ship a 74” X 24” slab that weighs 50 lbs from one end of the country to the other. I’ve also bought wood from as far away as Washington State. (I’m in East Tennessee)


-- Hal, Tennessee

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#7 posted 08-11-2009 12:20 AM

$1.75 Bd Ft so 25.00 is about right.

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

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#8 posted 08-11-2009 12:33 AM

Hey, Dude. You can’t sell an oversized slab like that. Just put it out by the curb and I’ll come down and pick it up Saturday morning.

-- Gary, Huntsville. Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.

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Scott Bryan

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#9 posted 08-11-2009 12:50 AM

Here in Kentucky red cedar goes for about $1.50 a bf for kiln dried material. Green wood would go for about half that price. You have 13-14 bf of cedar so, like Karson said, $25.00 is about right for kiln dried material.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#10 posted 08-11-2009 01:42 AM

Thanks folks
It is aromatic
I’m going to put it on Craig’s list first and see if I can see it and the other’s like it(except thicker) locally and not have to mess with shipping right now. Later on I when I get a stockpile built up I am going to try ebay.
If there is anyone close who needs about 150 bf of cedar, pm me, I’ve got at least that much I’m goiing to sell.
Thanks again ya’ll !!!!!!!!!

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Craftsman on the lake

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#11 posted 08-11-2009 01:55 AM

25 cents/bd foot.. ah.. if you live near me. The reason it’s so low is that it would be because you live near me. If not then it’s worth more, proportionally, the distance you are from my house.

It’s stunning anyway.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#12 posted 08-11-2009 02:14 AM

Im in northern michigan and i am in need of about 20 natural edge eastern red cedar slabs, but i need them at least 18” wide up to how wide can we go.
Will pay shipping asap.
What are you wanting for them.

-- Doug Cedar Log Furniture,

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#13 posted 08-11-2009 01:50 PM

I buy sawmill lumber on a regular basis .20 a bd ft if I bring the tree and .40 if I buy theirs, I get alot of cedar since loggers usually knock it down logging pine. I do like to use it and it is a nice looking piece. Jeff

-- Jeff,

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#14 posted 08-15-2009 01:22 PM


-- Lou - Maine

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#15 posted 12-01-2009 05:05 AM

Yeah, exactly what LouJC said. Ive got 3 9ft long by 20in wide 7/4 clear VG yelow cedar that i need to price…....

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