|Forum topic by closetguy||posted 01-14-2010 05:26 AM||1274 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
01-14-2010 05:26 AM
I am starting a new project to build a 19 foot long entertainment center. I went over to my lumber supplier this morning to get a truck load of paint grade maple to make the face frames. Their paint grade maple is super cheap and if dig through the pallet pile enough I usually find nice clear pieces. I was digging, pulling out 12 foot pieces, and stacking them on the cart when I made a startling discovery. About halfway down was a nice piece of flame maple.
After about thirty minutes of digging, I had pulled out 30 board feet of highly figured flame maple. One of the guys working there walked by and said “good find”. The price was $1.38 a board foot. I kept looking over my shoulder on the way home for blue lights.
This is what we call “paint grade” down here in the south.
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