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Blog entry by recycle1943 posted 08-12-2014 04:50 PM 1353 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Perhaps this isn’t the proper place for this but I’m at a loss as where else to go.

A friend passed recently and his widow has asked me to help clean things up. The first thing on the agenda is to move the walnut logs he has had stored in the garage for 22 years. There are 6 of them ranging from 2’ to nearly 4’ in diameter and just about 4’ long.

I’m trying to find a fair value and well as an outlet. Shipping is out of the question unless shipped to a business with a fork lift. I can put them on a pallet and band them or even in a gaylord which would handle all 6.

Any input regarding value and a buyer sure would be nice.

PM for pictures and exact measurements.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup



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Oldtool

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#1 posted 08-12-2014 05:32 PM

Dick,
I’m no expert in the value of the walnut in log form, but consider this, in this area of the world sawmills, some sawmills, will pay for trees if they cut down a tree on your property. I would think that over there in Ohio it would work the same, so perhaps you can start calling for quotes to buy these logs as is, air dried.
Only potential problems I see are the length at 4 foot, and dried in log form rather than sawn & stickered. I think there may be excessive checking when dried in log form, but then I did mention that I’m no expert.
Good luck.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#2 posted 08-12-2014 05:47 PM

Milled board have that factored in. The diameter is something that would be very desirable. They have dried and might be more difficult to mill which could be a downside? Yet there is potential? As Oldtool suggests there are places that might offer a wholesale price as there is labor and surprises in old wood. Unless they were painted there might be cracking and checking as the log lost its moisture. Had they been pre cut the value would be much higher. Got a stump like that I’ve yet to cut. Hoping for positive surprises. LOL!

Good hunting!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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poospleasures

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#3 posted 08-13-2014 12:01 AM

I think you are a wood magnet. It seems wood is attracted to you. What I mean is this guy gets more wood by hook or crook than anyone I know. I will try to load one in my trunk when I come to see you next week LOL. I wish you luck with this kind jester.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#4 posted 08-13-2014 12:14 AM

Need a trailer maybe? LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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recycle1943

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#5 posted 08-13-2014 12:32 AM

Got a trailer, just need someone that wants a few logs – CHEAP !!

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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#6 posted 08-13-2014 12:33 AM

As a matter of fact, I would consider a delivery for expenses

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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recycle1943

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#7 posted 08-21-2014 01:32 AM

Ok – here we go.
Besides the 3’ and 4’ logs there are more “chunks” of walnut than I can get in my truck. There is close to a cord of walnut logs that have been quartered and stacked in the garage for 20 years.
If there’s any interest here at all I’m more than willing to listen to offers and ideas – the wood really needs to be gone and I really hate to burn walnut

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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