|Forum topic by DirtyMike||posted 07-07-2016 02:45 AM||612 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
07-07-2016 02:45 AM
I had a rather confusing experience today at a small sawmill. fresh 2ishx12×8’ Live edge pecky spalted maple was on the menu today. The sawyer had posted other slabs and boards and his prices were good. The slabs were all cut from trees that a dozer had knocked down last year. The slabs were not sealed, were starting to crack down the middle and none were cut to the same thickness. The sawyer would not give me a price and insisted i made an offer. I figured the board footage, estimated the grade of material and gave him an offer that was double his price for oak the same size . He replied with his offer which was double my price. huh? I said if it were kiln dried and sealed yes sir. I didn’t even counter offer and left on good terms with the man.
My question: How much would you have offered for the slab pictured and described?
also he offered to put it is his kiln to dry he said it would be 3 weeks. IS that even Possible?
any opinion will help.