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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 09-21-2009 08:07 PM

It is possible that this is legit. Ambrosia wood is created by ambrosia beetles which infect the wood with a fungus that they use for food. The beetles can attack any hardwood species and are especially fond of newly cut wood. The only problem that I can see with it is that if the fungal infection is too advanced then, instead of just coloration, there will also be degradation of the wood itself. But you would be in the best position to judge this.

As far as the price goes $3.30 a bf is about right for this region. In April I bought 200 bf of kiln dried select cherry for $2.40 a bf. Normally this runs about $3.40 but, because these were only 7-7.5 feet in length my supplier need to move them out of inventory.

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