|Forum topic by PhillipRCW||posted 10-05-2015 02:51 PM||886 views||0 times favorited||22 replies|
10-05-2015 02:51 PM
Recently I bought an entire storage unit of walnut from my local sawyer for $100. Rough calculation ended up north of 270bf with 4 large slabs. Also I ended up with quite a bit of white oak that he just added on top of our deal for free. 3 very long 12-15” wide slabs of the white oak. I believe the longest is around 15’.
Needless to say my two car garage is overflowing with an unreal amount of wood. I got a phone call from a friend who’s grandfather passed away last year. He owned a saw mill south of Oklahoma City and they haven’t done anything with all of his kiln dried lumber that was there. He milled mainly walnut, but also has quite a bit of persimmon left over. I told her I didn’t have the money to buy all the lumber, but would love to help find someone who was interested in buying the old saws. Her mother arranged a deal with me after I lined up a buyer for the saws. I’m now the proud owner of a small barn full of walnut, persimmon, and I’m not even sure what else is there. All I have to do now is move fence panels from the land there to their family farm a few towns over. I’m going to have to build a storage shed on my dads acreage to store all of this.
Thinking my good luck has been tapped for the entire year I was just content to call it a year and put my nose to the grindstone working through all of this lumber. The sawyer who already hooked me up with a good deal, and bought the saw equipment from the other deal called me again. He informed me that he found a sawyer out by him who is retiring. Some how this older man hasn’t been able to sell much of his wood for the past few years and just wants to clear out his entire barn. I didn’t get too excited until I heard that he has a very large saw and has been cutting table top sized slabs. His average slab is 40” wide, 3” thick, and 10’ long. He apparently doesn’t know how to market, and also hates computers. My new sawyer friend and I are in the process of buying his entire barn to close him out, and the equipment. He is still working up a final price, but there have been prices of 50-60k thrown around for well over 200 of these large slabs along with all of the other lumber in the barn. If we can agree on a mutually beneficial price I already have three buyers lined up to bid on the entire lot of lumber and slabs (minus the ones I pick).
On top of everything else, my little baby girl is standing on her own and our 6 yr olds adoption is almost finalized! Just thought I would share all the insane amount of good luck and blessings that have been taking place recently.
-- Phillip- Measure twice, cut onc.... Hey look, it's rustic.