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Forum topic by NolaWood posted 07-18-2016 03:54 PM 375 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-18-2016 03:54 PM

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Looking for an accurate appraisal of some wood I have, it’s 100+ years old and in amazing condition. From an old warehouse in New Orleans, LA.
Wood is very unique, strong grains on one side, weathered patina on other side.

T&G Heart Pine
5” x 1 5/8”
Have lengths of 10,16,20 foot

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#1 posted 07-18-2016 11:02 PM

I have no idea. I grew up in sugartown, Beauregard parish La. Not an expert on New Orleans, do you know the name of the warehouse or what ward it was in, just curios.

-- "Boy you could get more work done it you quit flapping your pie hole" Grandpa

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#2 posted 07-19-2016 12:32 AM

It was a huge warehouse on the Mississippi River on Tchopitoulas street. I think it was one of the government warehouses.

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#3 posted 07-19-2016 08:02 PM

A local place in Oregon that sells reclaimed wood (often also over 100 years old) sells for $3/bf. Take that for what it’s worth…

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#4 posted 07-19-2016 08:11 PM

IMO its worth what someone will pay. You can sit on it and wait for the right buyer to come along or you can knock down the price and get it moving out the door. I haven’t had a ton of luck in selling reclaimed for any more than $1/bf up here in new England.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#5 posted 07-20-2016 12:59 PM

Around me I’ve seen it fetching $5-8/bf. Less if its full of nail holes.
Depends on the area – lots of interest in “rustic” by the public.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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