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Forum topic by Abbott posted 06-28-2010 09:47 PM 1378 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-28-2010 09:47 PM

I went down to the local fence supply yard today and picked up a few pieces of cedar. While I was there I noticed a stack of rough sawn pine boards. I inquired as to what use they had and the fellow replied “Aw, I just sell a few now and then”. I then asked “What do you want for the entire stack?” which greatly interested him, he made a quick phone call and came back to me with $150.00. I had already figured in my head I would purchase the stack at $200.00, no more… so I replied “sold” for the $150.00 price.

The boards are 6”, 8” and 9 1/2” wide (mostly 9 1/2”) and they are all 7/8” thick and 16’ long. There are 36 boards in total and the fellow said that they had been cut and stacked for right at a full year.




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#1 posted 06-28-2010 10:01 PM

Real nice find. I never find deals like that ;~(. Enjoy them.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#2 posted 06-28-2010 10:01 PM

Nice find been looking but as of yet have not run across that kind of a find You did great….............Schloemoe

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www.

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#3 posted 06-28-2010 10:08 PM

Good buy, you did very well but you have a lot of waste in pine.

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#4 posted 06-28-2010 10:17 PM


-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 06-28-2010 10:28 PM

By my calculations, you bought this pine at about 38 cents per board foot. You can’t go wrong with that.

Now we will be all looking to see what kind of project you do with this lumber.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#6 posted 06-28-2010 10:56 PM

wow, what a deal!

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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#7 posted 06-28-2010 11:06 PM

stunning!! enjoy mann

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#8 posted 06-28-2010 11:42 PM

I saw a $150 bowl blank today. Olive wood. It wasn’t very big. It’s still there. Good deal on the lumber!

-- stay thirsty my friends...

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#9 posted 06-29-2010 12:07 AM

what a nice stack of wood…good price too…i did notice you blurred your license plate…must be worried that one of the jocks will id the truck and come and get that stack of wood…but i must say i think i can id those pine trees on google earth…..maybe you better camo that wood….haha…....

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#10 posted 06-29-2010 03:03 AM

Yes, I was pleased with the find. My wife needs a garden shed for all of her planting supplies and we need a spot to store the mower and accumulation of yard tools. I am thinking about a ten by ten shed with an old west (board and bat) look to the front of it with a nice sized covered area for the missus to do her planting work. We are also keeping an eye out for an old wringer washer to wash out used shop rags that will go along with the look of the shed.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#11 posted 06-29-2010 03:52 AM

I think this definitely qualifies as a gloat!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#12 posted 06-29-2010 04:31 AM

Nice looking lumber…you got a great buy.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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