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sawblade1

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05-18-2010 at 10:53 AM

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 05-18-2010 at 11:14 AM

My lumber supplier charges 20 cents per linear foot.

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#2 posted 05-18-2010 at 11:22 AM

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

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#3 posted 05-18-2010 at 11:24 AM

time on an hourly rate…............you cant loose.

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#4 posted 05-18-2010 at 02:02 PM

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.

..............Jim

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#5 posted 05-18-2010 at 03:36 PM

Same rate here – 20 cents per bdft.

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#6 posted 05-18-2010 at 05:18 PM

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

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FatScratch

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#7 posted 05-19-2010 at 07:09 AM

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 05-19-2010 at 07:30 AM

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 05-29-2010 at 08:20 PM

.20 linear foot, SLR is .05

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