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Forum topic by therookie posted 08-30-2010 01:45 AM 966 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-30-2010 01:45 AM

I have a couple of questions.

1. What is the average price for rough sawn cherry lumber
2. How much should I expect to pay for 110 BDFT of 8/4 cherry, 20 BDFT of 5/4, and 25 BDFT of 4/4
3. Is an 1.25” thick table top a little over kill for a 92” table?
4. Are there any links for lumber prices?

Thanks to anyone who posts information for me


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#1 posted 08-30-2010 01:47 AM

Recently purchased 4/4 planed 2 side cherry at $3.20/bdft.

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#2 posted 08-30-2010 04:13 AM

The price of cherry will vary greatly according to your location. In my location I can get rough FAS cherry between $2.40 and $3.40 for a bf. It just depends on how quickly my supplier wants to move some lumber. My supplier is a wholesale dealer so his prices are better than retail outlets.

From a retail outlet in this area I have been quoted $5.00 a bf irrespective of thickness. Here is the price list for another retail outlet that comes well recommended but I have never used.

But the price will largely depend on your location. My supplier told me of a client who bought 12000 bf of cherry. The guy was building a home in Arizona and wanted to make all the molding/trim. He paid freight on the lumber, built his home and sold half the load to local woodworkers while making a profit on the deal since cherry is hard to come by in Arizona.

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#3 posted 08-30-2010 12:11 PM

Not to be too hard on a rookie but prices are highly dependent upon where you live and you don’t let us know that.

I once found 6/4 cherry on craigslist for $2 bdft. Only 15 miles from my home.

Check for lumber yards in your area. They will gladly quote you a price.


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