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10-28-2015 01:55 AM

A cpl days ago I ran across an AD on CL for some nice looking lumber at a decent price. Today I finally got around to checking it out and the wood gods were definetly on my side.

Not only did I score some awesome looking boards but I found a honey hole. This guy had a cpl thousand BF of S + B for half of the 1000bf price the big mills offer. Plus no up charge for high figure.

I ended up hauling a mix of 60bf home for 140$. Spalted maple, walnut, salted/gummy cherry, purple H and paduke.

Here’s a few shots of the spalted maple. I’ll post more later.

-- Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust, and when you're up, it's never as good as it seems, and when you're down, you never think you'll be up again, but life goes on.


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#1 posted 10-28-2015 03:58 PM

I added more pics of the more interesting boards. There are about 8 more boards but all clear. So about 2.50$ a bf for exotics and nicely spalted wood is about as good as it gets in my book.

Nicely Spalted lumber is hands down my fav and around here it’s tough to find unless you special order for high dollars.

-- Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust, and when you're up, it's never as good as it seems, and when you're down, you never think you'll be up again, but life goes on.

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#2 posted 10-28-2015 04:11 PM

You suck ! ;o))

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#3 posted 10-28-2015 09:57 PM

Yup, you definitely suck. :D Congratulations on the find.

-- Art

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#4 posted 10-28-2015 10:25 PM

Yep you defiantly SUCK. Now go build something spectacular out of that wood.

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#5 posted 10-29-2015 01:41 PM

I have a question for those that have more experience working with spalted lumber. The seller spalted the Maple and Cherry himself about 5 yrs ago. Since then they have air dried, outdoors, stacked on a pallet, over concrete and covered with a tarp. The lumber felt dry but I would say it was not quite as dry as my personal stash in the shop.

These are just random #’s but if my personal stash was 5%-12% MC I’d guess these were 12%-20% MC. How long do you think I should let the spalted boards sit and dry/acclimate for? I keep all my lumber stacked and stickered on wall racks. I know 1 yr would be the auto safe side response but I was thinking 3mo should prob suffice. Maybe keep a fan set on low pointed at them for about a week for good measure.

What are your thoughts?.

Also what are your thoughts on my preference for storing my already dry lumber in a stacked and stickered fashion? I rarely see anyone else do it and it does waste a little more space. I just figure it helps achieve the driest/straightest stock possible.

Is this a total waste? Prob true but in the end won’t matter much. Or definetly worth it if you have the space?

-- Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust, and when you're up, it's never as good as it seems, and when you're down, you never think you'll be up again, but life goes on.

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#6 posted 10-29-2015 06:43 PM


Is this a total waste? Prob true but in the end won t matter much. Or definetly worth it if you have the space?

- athomas5009


I would think it is a good idea if you have the space since it should help keep it flat rather than having it vertical.

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#7 posted 10-29-2015 07:41 PM

I’m definetly in favor of flat storage. But I’m specifically talking about flat storage on raised racks with stickers between each board. Stickers as in 3/4 ply scraps leaving space for air between each board. It is how they are also stacked and stored during kilen and air drying process.

-- Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust, and when you're up, it's never as good as it seems, and when you're down, you never think you'll be up again, but life goes on.

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#8 posted 10-30-2015 05:21 PM

If it works for drying I can’t see how it would be bad for storage.

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#9 posted 10-31-2015 02:06 PM

Nice!
... and I guess you suck

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#10 posted 10-31-2015 02:17 PM

It sounds like you ran across a nice bargain. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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