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06-02-2015 03:10 PM

This just cracks me up:

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#1 posted 06-02-2015 03:13 PM

Well let’s see…I have a quarter in my pocket so I’m getting there…Funny. Some of that wood might be nice to have, all of it on the other hand. Maybe too much

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#2 posted 06-02-2015 03:28 PM

The posting has been up for a couple of days. I wonder how long until he changes his mind and starts piecing it off.
And I find it just a little hard to believe that every single board foot has been inspected for rot and bugs.

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#3 posted 06-02-2015 03:30 PM

Think it might be worth it just to be first in line on the the next 4 barns???? (LOL)

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#4 posted 06-02-2015 03:45 PM

“Who’s going to step up and buy it all?”

Uh, I’d put my money on that “nobody” guy.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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#5 posted 06-02-2015 04:18 PM

Reckon how long it took him to measure every board to come up with a 100,000 brd ft.?

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BinghamtonEd

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#6 posted 06-02-2015 04:20 PM

Maybe he just did it the same way I do it when I buy mine rough cut…one 4/4 layer that spans the bed and is 8 feet long is 32 board feet. Count up the layers and multiply by 32. So, assuming he has a full-size pickup, he stacked 3,125 layers up.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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#7 posted 06-02-2015 04:24 PM


“Who s going to step up and buy it all?” Uh, I d put my money on that “nobody” guy.
- BinghamtonEd

Thats funny right there!

And if those 3 cabins that were dismantled in the ‘50s weren’t tagged and marked very clearly , good luck trying to reconstruct them!

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#8 posted 06-02-2015 04:26 PM

Wow. Wild post for craigslist. He would be better to contact some custom builders out west who would be interested in reclaimed wood. Even they would not buy it in that condition though. That is a lot of work to get it to usable lumber again.

There are plenty of 4-10 million dollar homes who would drop $200k on reclaimed lumber. I have seen it happen. So I would not be surprised. CL is probably not the right place to start though.

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#9 posted 06-02-2015 04:28 PM

Not sure if we see everything but if it’s $2 per board foot, that would be a hell of a deal if it’s in the condition he says it is.
I just don’t see anyone buying the lot unless it’s a large scale furniture maker that specializes in reclaimed lumber.

I’ve been to one such shop in AZ before and I’m sure they would jump at those prices.

I just find it hard to believe, being in Arkansas, with the humidity and termites, that they’re in as good of condition as he says.

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BinghamtonEd

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#10 posted 06-02-2015 04:32 PM

Someone should shoot him an e-mail, say you’re interested, but you want pictures of all the pieces skip-planed to be sure of what you’re getting.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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#11 posted 06-02-2015 05:26 PM

All that comes to mind is, “Nice try.”

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#12 posted 06-02-2015 06:45 PM

Some tough negotiator will get him down to around $90K and he will roll over and take the money and run.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#13 posted 06-02-2015 07:04 PM

Seems like a fair price.

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#14 posted 06-03-2015 04:35 PM

One summer stacked like that and it will be worth more due to the added character from the warping…

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#15 posted 06-04-2015 12:35 AM

I don’t have $200k or 5 semi trucks, but if they start selling smaller quantities, I would consider running out there. Only a couple of hours from the house.

-- FNG ... On a quest for knowledge.

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