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Brian024

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1443 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: bubinga

I made a visit to my local dealer to get some poplar for a project that I’m building for a pre school. The poplar was $1.75/bd ft. They’re all about 7” wide and 7’ long except for one that’s 6’ The last couple times I’ve been down to the dealer I wasn’t by myself so I didn’t have a chance to look through the racks of cut off’s. They had a good amount of wenge and other odds and ends but one of the first things I noticed was the bubinga, they had 4 of these but I only had the money to get 2, which is good enough for me. They were $35 a piece, 4/4 by 6” by a little over 42” long and its the first exotic wood I’ve bought. I plan on just saving them for now, the next time I go down, which might be next week I hope they still have the other 2.

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#1 posted 1442 days ago

Very nice, I love bubinga.

-- Greg P, Washington State, http://heirloomfurniture.weebly.com/

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#2 posted 1442 days ago

I like bubinga as well, but that works out to around $20.00 a board foot, seems like a lot to me…

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#3 posted 1442 days ago

Great looking wood

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Jim Crockett (USN Retired)

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#4 posted 1442 days ago

Nice looking bubinga but Randy is right – $20 a board foot is pretty steep even for figured bubinga. I love working with the stuff and love the looks for finished products but don’t get to work with it often due to the cost, usually around $12-$15 per bf here in Maine.

Jim

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jusfine

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#5 posted 1442 days ago

Brian, I think you did get some nice stock, and definately not knocking your purchase.

Prices in our area are more in the range of what Jim quoted, but if you want to spend some money, see the post titled Selling Hardwoods, lots of it.

Look at Lot 8, figured bubinga @ $45.00 a board foot, and you got a steal!

Yours looks to be at least 1” thick, or is it thicker than that?

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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Brian024

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#6 posted 1442 days ago

Yeah his prices are a bit more than the others in the area but he is the closest to me. The next one is a good bit away and the savings I make on wood, goes toward the extra gas, plus I have to drive father into the city which is stressful enough. His regular price for bubinga is $13/bd ft which sounds about average.

Jus, its 1” exact.

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