European Pear Lumber - Maybe selling

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Forum topic by cmaeda posted 11-28-2010 11:08 AM 1798 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-28-2010 11:08 AM

Hello, I have some 8/4 European Pear Lumber and I am considering selling it.
Where do you go to price out lumber?
I have seen it online from about $14 all the way to $17/bd ft.
Which seems pricey to me because I’m pretty sure I didn’t buy it for that much. (Actually 100% sure)


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#1 posted 01-01-2011 04:52 PM

Why not just build something out of it and sell that? You get twice the bang for your buck in that you get the fun of building something and you still sell the wood.

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#2 posted 01-01-2011 05:07 PM

Pardon the sideways comment, but would you describe the wood for me please? I just got some wood from an estate and the son said he thought the light stuff was pear and I don’t have any experience with it.

Is it light in weight compared to other woods you use?
Is the grain color or pattern notable?
Is it hard or soft to, say, the cut of a pocket knife blade on an edge?

Thanks for the help.

Now back to your question about value…

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#3 posted 01-01-2011 06:32 PM

I would be interested in some when you can tie down a price.

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#4 posted 01-02-2011 07:09 AM

Pearwood is a light yellowish/slightly pink color. The wood itself is pretty hard. I’m not sure about weight but it doesn’t seem too heavy.
Its’ still sitting in my garage. I only have three 5 to 6’ slabs so I haven’t thought of anything to build yet.

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#5 posted 01-02-2011 07:08 PM

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#6 posted 01-04-2011 01:48 AM

Well if you click around on the above link, they’re selling 8/4 for $13/BF.

Glad I looked at that link as I haven’t seen that site before.

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#7 posted 01-05-2011 08:35 AM

Thanks. I’d be glad to sell at $12/bf

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