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Forum topic by mahdee posted 09-12-2016 05:13 PM 952 views 0 times favorited 33 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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mahdee

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09-12-2016 05:13 PM

Topic tags/keywords: maple

I am picking up some curly maple for about 2.75 B/F as an investment and for personal use. Planed on both side and edged on one. Is that a good price in your opinion?

-- earthartandfoods.com


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#1 posted 09-12-2016 05:26 PM

Great price!!! Buy me some!!!!

-- Roger M, Aiken, SC

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#2 posted 09-12-2016 05:28 PM

depends on width /length and most of all the figure, meaning if its light curl, med curl or heavy curl,

but thats a decent price,

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#3 posted 09-12-2016 05:37 PM

Thanks Roger and Charles. I bought a little 3 months ago and they have some pretty figures; few are tiger maple. They random from 6” to 10” wide. I’ll be picking it up on Wednesday and will take some pictures. Another question, since these are kiln dried, do need to sticker them? We have a pretty humid environment here. My thinking was to stack them without stickers to keep the humidity out.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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#4 posted 09-12-2016 05:53 PM

most guys who do this professionally don’t sticker once its kiln dried, thats been my observation , but do keep up off concrete, and stack flat and straight

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#5 posted 09-12-2016 05:59 PM

Thanks Charles. It will be stored on ceiling joist in my shop.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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#6 posted 09-12-2016 06:33 PM

that will work, the old shakers used to take their lumber into the attic , to let it “season”, read it in their journals , it about like a kiln in the summer .

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#7 posted 09-12-2016 10:04 PM

Hey Mahdee,I don’t have a comment on the prices in the US,just wanted to say it sounds like you’re up and around, again.keep it up.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#8 posted 09-12-2016 10:28 PM

Not bad for personal use. Very bad as an investment though. Not very liquid, unlikely to appreciate much in price, and pays no dividends. Plus it has to be stored and potentially insured against loss. Looking at a chart of the SPX vs curly maple boards going back to 1920, SPX has significantly outperformed.

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#9 posted 09-12-2016 11:54 PM

Thanks Charles, yes, 3 months of 90 to 100 degrees weather outside can really dry wood in a hurry in an attic.
Hey Ken, good hearing from you. I really didn’t stop and am totally healed up. Thank you.
Gargey, I have to disagree with you there. I have been an investor/trader for 18 years now. S&P is certainly a better gauge than DOW or Nasdaq, However, like the other two, when companies under perform, they are kicked out and replaced with the ones that meet their criterion. So, the charts can be somewhat deceiving. About 15 years ago I bought a bunch of 2×8 walnut for $6 each; 8’ long and still have some left. At $4/B/F, figure the price appreciation. The same is true with companies like Plum Creek which just sold to Weyerhaeuser. If you had invested in $10G’s in PCL 20 years ago you probably would have several hundred thousand today. This lumber is just a small part of my very diversified portfolio tangible assets.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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#10 posted 09-13-2016 02:03 AM

Congratulations, Mahdee! Please post some pictures.

-- God bless, Candy

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#11 posted 09-13-2016 10:19 AM

Will do Candy; thank you. I had to postpone the trip till next week due to the rain forecast for all of this week.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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#12 posted 09-13-2016 10:50 AM

S&P is certainly a better gauge than DOW or Nasdaq, However, like the other two, when companies under perform, they are kicked out and replaced with the ones that meet their criterion.

That’s the whole point for people who buy the index, and why the chart isn’t deceiving.

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#13 posted 09-13-2016 12:29 PM


S&P is certainly a better gauge than DOW or Nasdaq, However, like the other two, when companies under perform, they are kicked out and replaced with the ones that meet their criterion.

That s the whole point for people who buy the index, and why the chart isn t deceiving.

- OggieOglethorpe


Well, again have to disagree. You are thinking nominally (linear) instead of real trem:

-- earthartandfoods.com

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#14 posted 09-13-2016 01:03 PM

mahdee, i don’t think you know what you’re talking about.

anyone with an e*trade account can call themselves and investor/trader.

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#15 posted 09-13-2016 01:07 PM

gargey, we always can respectfully agree to disagree.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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