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Posted on Help pricing lumber please. I'm a wood working newb.

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#1 posted 04-21-2011 09:39 PM

2 bucks is a nice price for air dried cherry – assuming it was stacked dried straight with stickers between the layers.
look for insects evidence (beetle holes) and check the moisture content and grain. If it is a lot of light sapwood, I wouldn’t bother with it. but straight flat wide 4/4 stock like that is a bargain at 2 bucks.
I am usually buying kiln dried in the midwest from a lumber dealer at around 6 bucks a board foot.

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