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01-11-2017 02:32 PM

I have been recently getting FAS kiln dry 6/4 red oak at 1.89 a foot and FAS 4/4 walnut at 3.70 a foot. I also priced ash at 1.29 a foot for 4/4. That seems a lot cheaper than the last place I was getting it. Does it seem low to others as well?


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#1 posted 01-11-2017 02:36 PM

Can I shop where you shop? Those prices are about 25% lower than around here for the oak and walnut and 50% lower on the ash. I have one sawyer I can buy walnut at that price but most of what he gets wouldn’t be considered FAS.

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#2 posted 01-11-2017 02:37 PM

I have been paying $3.50 per bf for kiln-dried 4/4 rough walnut.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#3 posted 01-11-2017 02:37 PM

the Red oak in common is I think 1.49 for 6/4

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#4 posted 01-11-2017 10:16 PM

That seems pretty close to what I’ve been paying with the variability being mostly in ash as the borer beetle is killing trees off pretty regularly so it’s more of an inventory situation. Too many people and municipalities are just trashing it which I can understand for yard trees but there’s been some good stuff from the parks around me that all gets cut into firewood.

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#5 posted 01-11-2017 10:23 PM

About right compared to Kentucky prices.

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#6 posted 01-11-2017 11:16 PM

FAS 4/4 walnut at 3.70??? Geez, I was at a lumber store yesterday and it was $11 bf! The lowest I’ve seen lately where I am (North Texas) is $8 bf.

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#7 posted 01-11-2017 11:25 PM

Yeah, the FAS 4/4 walnut at the hardwood place I was just at today was $16/bf. 8/4 $19. Granted, it’s the Bay Area and this is a small place. But wow.

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#8 posted 01-12-2017 12:27 AM



Yeah, the FAS 4/4 walnut at the hardwood place I was just at today was $16/bf. 8/4 $19. Granted, it s the Bay Area and this is a small place. But wow.

- shampeon

Maybe we’re talking different subspecies of walnut here.

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#9 posted 01-12-2017 12:40 AM

Cheaper than I pay at my woodworking club. We saw and dry our own. The prices I pay are 2.00 for oak and 4.50 for walnut. The money from the wood sales helps pay for the clubs expenses so I don’t mind paying that price.

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#10 posted 01-12-2017 01:30 AM

Out west there’s apparently been a walnut shortage. At least that’s what I’ve heard from a few people. Cherry is still pretty reasonable, for example.

-- ian | "You can't stop what's coming. It ain't all waiting on you. That's vanity."

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#11 posted 01-12-2017 02:57 AM

The box stores around here get outrageous prices for walnut … a 6-foot, kiln-dried, shrink-wrapped 1×4 (nominal)is priced at $36.72.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#12 posted 01-16-2017 01:07 PM

Per the Hardwood Market Report, tractor trailer load quantities for 4/4 FAS kiln dried rough sawn walnut is $4.10/bf. A tractor trailer load is 15,000 bf. Just loaded on the truck at the sawmill. Does not include hauling, any further handling, planing, etc.

There are people out there selling FAS walnut for less, and retail to boot, but they do not understand the market and are under-pricing it relative to what the professionals do. That is OK if they want to do that, and it is good for woodworkers who can take advantage of that. It is a bit like selling your house for 50% of the market price. Knowledgeable sellers do not do that.

6/4 kiln dried 4/4 red oak, per the Hardwood Market Report, tractor trailer load quantities loaded on truck at sawmill is $2.05/bf. 4/4 ash in FAS is $1.44.

Buck, the prices that you quoted are even below high volume wholesale, so yes, they are low.

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#13 posted 01-16-2017 05:07 PM

very large company.. I have been pleased

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