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1556 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: question walnut

Hey guys I need some help here’s the scoop :)
Not so hard but he is providing the walnut dried and needed to be surfaced all four sides :|
What would be a good per ft. price to charge to mill all four sides?

Guy out on my job wants me to do some cabinet work building a kitchen island out of birch plywood and Black walnut.

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#1 posted 1556 days ago

My lumber supplier charges 20 cents per linear foot.

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#2 posted 1556 days ago

My supplier charges about the same as closetguy’s – $0.20 per foot.

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#3 posted 1556 days ago

time on an hourly rate… cant loose.

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#4 posted 1556 days ago

I guess it depends if you have to rip it all close to size, joint it straight and then plane it. I would charge an hourly rate of about $30 and hour but if he wants and estimate, you would have to get an idea of the amount of wood to be processed and the condition it will be in when you get it. Then you can estimate how much time you think it will take you and figure what you have to have per hour and base the estimate on that.


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#5 posted 1556 days ago

Same rate here – 20 cents per bdft.

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#6 posted 1556 days ago

Everyone who is saying 20 cents per board feet – - Is that per side or for all 4 sides?

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#7 posted 1555 days ago

My supplier’s price is $0.15 per square foot, both sides. Strait line ripping is $0.03 per lineal foot. There is a 15% surcharge for boards over 10” wide.

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#8 posted 1555 days ago

Well, linear ft, bd ft, and sq ft are all quite different. And bd ft doesn’t equate to a per side basis. :|

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#9 posted 1545 days ago

.20 linear foot, SLR is .05

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