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Forum topic by therookie posted 09-11-2010 08:12 PM 1362 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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therookie

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09-11-2010 08:12 PM

I know a guy who does some custom milling for me and he just gave me the quote for all of the wood i need for my next project. i needed as follows:
1. 110 bdft of 8/4 cherry lumber
2. 20 bdft of 5/4 cherry lumber
3. 25 bdft of 4/4 cherry lumber

Now all of the lumber is quarter sawn because that is all the guy mills. The quote that he gave me was $800
My question is, is this a reasonable price?

-- http://aewoodworks.webs.com


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jusfine

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#1 posted 09-11-2010 08:48 PM

It would be a great price in Alberta Canada.

The supplier I buy from charges close to $8.00 bf for 8/4, so that would be over $800.00 right there. And this material is not quartersawn.

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

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richgreer

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#2 posted 09-11-2010 08:50 PM

In a word, “Yes”. You will be averaging $5.16/bf and most of it is 8/4 and, apparently, all of it is quarter sawn.

I assume that this is good quality lumber with a minimum number of knots and imperfections.

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

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lew

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#3 posted 09-11-2010 09:30 PM

The price is great and quarter sawn to boot. The only thing to check would be the percent of dark to light wood on the pieces to eliminate a lot of waste for grain matching.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Bob Kollman

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#4 posted 09-12-2010 07:40 AM

My supplier charges 2.78 for common 4.50 for select 7.25 for what he calls red cherry.
None of it is quartersawn. Sounds like a square deal to me.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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pvwoodcrafts

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#5 posted 09-12-2010 02:23 PM

don’t be surprised if 75% if it is rift cut. Just can’t get all QS.

-- mike & judy western md. www. pvwoodcrafts.com pvwccf1@verizon.net

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Sawmillnc

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#6 posted 09-13-2010 10:30 PM

If it is FAS quartersawn and DRY then yes it is worth the price. If it is green absolutely no.

I charge between 4.50 and 6.00/ bf for 8/4 kiln dried FAS cherry and between 3.5- 4.5 for kiln dried 4/4 and 5/4 FAS.

If it has figure it would definitely be worth it.

-- Kyle Edwards, http://www.sawmillnc.com, Iron Station , NC (near Charlotte)

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resonation

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#7 posted 09-17-2010 07:16 PM

Ask around and see if anyone has anyone has any wood they’d be willing to give you too. My best friend had a garage attic full of quality cherry that he had no idea about that he gave me for free.

-- Chris, Pennsylvania

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closetguy

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#8 posted 09-17-2010 09:28 PM

If it is dry and of reasonable quality (few knots, splits, and little sap wood), it is an excellent price.

-- I don't make mistakes, only design changes....www.dgmwoodworks.com

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BroDave

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#9 posted 09-17-2010 10:13 PM

I can get it from my guy for $3.00 bf and can pick my own boards.
Granted it is rough stock but still… you are buying what amounts to 105 bf of 4/4 Cherry and paying $7.62 a bf for it. I don’t know where you are located and I understand it is higher in some areas but I wouldn’t pay that price unless I could charge at least 1 1/2 times that for it, not including all the other material and labor.

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