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Forum topic by trsnider posted 11-10-2015 05:38 PM 1316 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-10-2015 05:38 PM

Topic tags/keywords: price buying lumber pound walnut

I found this auction on Craigs list.
Don’t quite know what to make of it or how much to offer. I suppose the wood is dry assuming they haven’t puffed up the ad. Googling suggests ~3.3lbs/bd.ft so maybe I’ll go up to 1.25 lb = $4 bd.ft.


(Approx. 35,000 bd ft)
Lumber Air Dried & in Storage for 50 years
Saw Mill Cut Into 2 � & 3” Slabs also 1” & 2”
1×6—2’ Planed weigh’s 8 lb

NOTE: Lumber will be sold by the # (pound)

(50 Years in Storage)
(3) Pile equal 27,000 bd ft plus lumber in out buildings approx. 8,000 ft
All in 12’ or larger 1”, 2” & 2 � Inch Thick
300/400’ Aromatic Cedar (1 Pallet)

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#1 posted 11-10-2015 07:05 PM

Looks like a sweet auction minus paying by the pound for lumber, figured they’d just sell it as a lot of break it off in smaller lots since I doubt many people would have the need for that much walnut unless it’s a big shop. Don’t know the prices of walnut where you’re from but I can get it for $4bf all day long and even down to $2bf kd stuff, def wouldn’t pay what it costs to get it else where, would def want a deal.

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#2 posted 11-10-2015 07:51 PM

A lot of seller will take into account of the actual usable lumber to calculate BF.
Might be OK, if you are allow to pick through it.

-- I'll be a woodworker when I grow up. HHHOPKS

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#3 posted 11-11-2015 02:32 AM

Walnut prices are way up. Logs in some areas are selling for $8/bf in the log, not even sawn yet. If you can buy it for $2.00 per BF, let me know where, cause I want to get a tractor trailer load of it.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT40HD35 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln.

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#4 posted 04-23-2016 07:16 PM

Following up on this. On aution day the entire 27K bd. ft. of lumber was GONE!!! He said that someone bought the entire amount and hauled it away on a tractor trailer. I also heard from someone else that he moved it somewhere else and was selling it piecemeal as people wanted it. I wandered around the build for 20 min. really wanting to buy something but didn’t see anything worth spending the time and $$ to bid on.

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