|Forum topic by shaun||posted 2324 days ago||1484 views||2 times favorited||11 replies|
2324 days ago
I’m trying to find a source for rough sawn Western Red Cedar and am not having a lot of success. Right now I need 100 bf of 8/4 in 6” width. In the not so distant future I’ll be needing at least another 100 bf so I’ll buy the whole shooting match at once if I have to. My problem is I can’t find anyone local to fill the order. I can get 4/4 S1 from Wodcraft for $3/bf but 4/4 isn’t going to work for me. I did find a web site for a place in CT but they advertise 8/4 WRC for $9/bf. I can get dimensioned Western Red Cedar from a local yard that sells it by the lineal foot but when you do the math it comes out close to $10/bf which seems a little steep for my needs, especially since I’m going to mill it again anyway. I only know of one saw mill that is close to me and they just don’t seem to be interested in the order. I’m at a point where I’d be willing to travel pretty much anywhere in New England as long as it doesn’t end up costing me more in gas than it does for the lumber.
So my questions are:
1 – does anyone know of a mill that is anywhere near RI that can/will help me out.
2- am I wrong thinking that $9/bf is insane?
-- I've cut that board three times and it's still too short!