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Forum topic by Zestywalnut posted 11-22-2017 04:42 PM 543 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Zestywalnut

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11-22-2017 04:42 PM

Hello everyone! Long time lurker, first time poster!

I have a fair amount of scrap wood of varying species(walnut, maple, mahogany, cherry, ipe) that is taking up too much space in my garage. I lack the time to woodwork as much as I would like to so it’s piled up more than I had intended. Is this the correct forum location to sell scrap or is it just a no no thing to do on here in general? Thanks for your help!

-- Become one with the wood.


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#1 posted 11-22-2017 04:58 PM

Post pictures and location.

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Zestywalnut

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#2 posted 11-23-2017 08:22 PM

Ok! Guess I’ll start with the Ipe. What I have are decking cut offs that are 4 7/16” wide. Thickness ranges from 1” and 1 5/16” due to the profile. Ten pieces are at 36” and thirty three pieces are at 41 1/2”. Pretty good range of grain too. I’m located right outside Philadelphia.

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#3 posted 11-23-2017 09:22 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks

Too far from me though

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#4 posted 11-24-2017 12:00 AM

I’ve seen lumber for sale in the forums before so I’d say it’s allowed. I’d suggest starting a new forum with the title “various lumber for sale” then put up the discriptions of what you have and a price. If u hav a hundred different types just do Mayb 4 or 5 until one sells then as another to replace it

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#5 posted 11-24-2017 04:40 AM

Thanks for the welcome!

That’s sound advice JCamp, I’ll do that. Thank you.

-- Become one with the wood.

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#6 posted 11-24-2017 05:58 AM

What another member did was fill up USPS flat rate boxes with scrap lumber pieces. Seemed to work well. You could put together a box for turners, a box that would be good for making cutting boards (which I would be interested in), maybe something for picture frames, etc. Just list a price and let it roll.

If you limit yourself to pickup only you’ll really limit your potential sales.

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Zestywalnut

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#7 posted 11-24-2017 06:37 AM


What another member did was fill up USPS flat rate boxes with scrap lumber pieces. Seemed to work well. You could put together a box for turners, a box that would be good for making cutting boards (which I would be interested in), maybe something for picture frames, etc. Just list a price and let it roll.

If you limit yourself to pickup only you ll really limit your potential sales.

- Gilley23

Noted Gilley23! Thanks! I actually have some thinner stock that would be perfect for cutting boards. Is there a particular wood you’re interested in? I believe I have maple, braz cherry, walnut, and maybe hickory. I’ll look up box sizes and try to dig stuff out over the long weekend, hahaha.

-- Become one with the wood.

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#8 posted 11-30-2017 11:35 PM

All of the above, really. Just a variety to play around with.

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#9 posted 12-01-2017 03:04 PM


What another member did was fill up USPS flat rate boxes with scrap lumber pieces. Seemed to work well. You could put together a box for turners, a box that would be good for making cutting boards (which I would be interested in), maybe something for picture frames, etc. Just list a price and let it roll.

If you limit yourself to pickup only you ll really limit your potential sales.

- Gilley23


If you sell ebony then this could work. Fir anything else…. hiw much wood can you stuff in the flat rate box to justify even its low shipping cost

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Zestywalnut

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#10 posted 12-03-2017 12:47 AM


All of the above, really. Just a variety to play around with.

- Gilley23

Cool. I can get some stuff together for you then. Looks like the longest flat rate box is 14” long. Does that suit your needs? That length would be good for both face and end grain boards. Do you know how much wood you’re interested in receiving at the moment?

-- Become one with the wood.

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