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Forum topic by tomakazi posted 04-23-2010 10:01 AM 1136 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-23-2010 10:01 AM

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I have the opportunity to trade work for 1300 bd ft of oak 2×4s. its a dismantled wine storage tank. the planks are fairly straight. im trying to come up with a price. I have now idea what this would be worth. does anyone have any ideas?



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#1 posted 04-23-2010 04:25 PM

Call your local lumber supplier and get their 1000 bd ft price for 8/4 oak and offer them half that. Then make products to sell using the “reclaimed wood” angle and mark the material up 400%. People love anything made from “reclaimed wood”, especially when it comes with a story like an old wine storage tank. You could also probably resale the lumber for a premium on Craigs List and recover your cost for the 1300 bd ft and still have two thirds left for projects. There are a lot of possibilities here.

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#2 posted 04-24-2010 11:57 PM


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