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06-07-2015 02:16 AM

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I buy all of my wood from a neighbor who has a band saw mill. Last year I bought 1000bf of random width pine at an exceptional price. I began the planing process this past weekend and a fellow woodworker stopped by to take a look at my stock. He asked if I would sell him a couple hundred board feet of planed pine, which I am happy to do. My question is, how much do I charge. It’s been many years since I have had to buy any wood from a lumber yard so I really don’t have any idea how much pine is selling for.

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#1 posted 06-07-2015 02:30 AM

Depends … $4?

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#2 posted 06-07-2015 04:08 AM

Eastern Pine around here depends on the grade, and width, plus $.20/bf S2S. Wider 8” and over price goes up. I pay $1/bf in the rough for mixed grades and widths of common then have to air dry it. I can get about 20% of C and D select out of that as well.

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#3 posted 06-07-2015 09:18 AM

If I had a lot of wood and a fellow woodworker wanted to buy some I’d sell it to him for what I paid for it as long as he/she was not a business.

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#4 posted 06-07-2015 09:21 AM

What I can and will sell him will be S2S cabinet grade, 6”- 8” wide. It is all old growth eastern pine. I have some 10” and 12” wide that I may mix in for him but most of the 10” and 12” wide planks are less than cabinet grade. Do you think $1.50bf is a fair price?

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#5 posted 06-07-2015 09:59 AM

He runs a business. Plus I buy it rough/green. I have to sticker it and air dry it for about a year before I plane it.

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#6 posted 06-07-2015 11:26 AM

I believe that to be a very fair price. If he bought it green off the saw, dried it, then planed it, he would probably have more than that in it.

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#7 posted 06-07-2015 12:11 PM

Down here where I live in SE Tennessee, a local mill just South of me in North Georgia sells rough sawn old growth yellow pine for $1.70 a bd. ft. Planing adds .10 a bd. ft.
I think planed, air dried heartwood pine at $1.50 is a real bargain.

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN

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#8 posted 06-07-2015 11:33 PM

Thanks guy’s. I talked to the fella interested in some pine today. He was kind of hoping that I would sell him a couple hundred board feet for about $100.00 S2S. Told him sorry, no can do. I’ll give him a few days to ponder on the price of $1.50bf.

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#9 posted 06-08-2015 12:22 AM

I think it’s a bargain at $1.50 considering the time to cut, stack, sticker, store until dry, and then plane.

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#10 posted 06-08-2015 12:36 AM

I personally would go about 1.75/bf

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