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Forum topic by cdhilburn posted 02-16-2011 06:57 PM 807 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-16-2011 06:57 PM

Topic tags/keywords: lumber maple

As many of you know, living near Myrtle Beach, SC doesn’t offer the opportunity to purchase a lot of species of hardwoods. At the BORG and its blue step brother it is basically red oak and poplar. I found a place that sales 1×8 maple for $5.14/lf. My question is bascially this….Is this outrageously overpriced or within a normal range? It is already planed and read to work with. I bought a total of 22 linear feet. I have no idea what I going to do with it as the other projects i have going are already cut in oak but after stopping at every hardware and lumber store nearby I thought I could at least have it ready. Wish I had some walnut or another contrasting wood but I am weary of ordering wood and having it shipped.

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#1 posted 02-16-2011 07:10 PM

It’s high, but not terribly outrageous if you need a piece or two ASAP.

Your price works out to $7.71 per board foot. I have purchased from Wall Lumber. and they will ship 20 bf of hard maple to your door, surfaced and ready to use, UPS freight included, for $110. That’s $5.50 per bf.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 02-16-2011 07:27 PM

Thanks. That is what I wanted to hear…A place that I could buy something. I just stumbled across this hole in the wall and figured that while I was there I would come away with something. I wouldn’t have gotten so much but I really liked about half of both boards and the guy said that it was take the whole thing or nothing. It will be good for the inventory either way.

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