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wncguy

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04-20-2018 02:06 PM

Topic tags/keywords: walnut maple cherry resource

There have been some recent wood pricing posts, so thought I would share what I paid yesterday at a yard in Asheville, NC. They are well respected by trade & craft people. Gennett Lumber.

Prices per board ft for 4/4 stock, I was targeting on 6” width.

Walnut $5.50
Cherry $4,00
Wormy Maple (some might say spalted or ambrosia) $2.50

I had 35 bd ft & the milling charge (S3S) was $8.75. They also cut int 4’ lengths.

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therealSteveN

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#1 posted 04-22-2018 07:00 AM

I’ve found similar in SW Ohio. The thing I note is persons who talk of too high prices aren’t in the country driving around looking for the places where wood is traded for a few dollars. Also living where the trees are is a huge bonus :-)

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#2 posted 04-22-2018 11:29 PM

Tht’s about going rate here in North Eastern Pennsylvania. I have a supplier that is a bit cheaper for kiln dried lumber. He can be a pain to deal with but his prices are worth it.($2.60 for cherry, $1.60 for Poplar, $2.50 for Curly Maple, $1.60 for Clear Pine )

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Charlie H.

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#3 posted 04-25-2018 04:32 AM

I am jealous.
This came in my email today.

Michigan sourced 4/4 Curly Soft Maple just arrived!
Prices start at $8.00/BF

New shipment of 4/4 and 8/4 Cherry. 8’-10’ lengths, random width, skip planed to 15/16” and 1 15/16” respectively.
$6.00/BF

-- Regards, Charlie in Rowlett, TX --------I talk to myself, because sometimes I need expert advice.---------

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BorkWood

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#4 posted 04-25-2018 12:01 PM

My prices on the other side of the state are about double!

Guess it’s because you are just closer to the trees and our options are limited at the coast, we have all the Pine you could ever want though!

-- Matt, Woodworker based in NC, https://www.BorkWoodBlog.com

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#5 posted 04-25-2018 04:56 PM

Hardwood prices are getting a bit crazy. There is one dealer in Eugene, OR that does not post the price. You have to pick out your boards and then they price it for you. Just hope you don’t go over you credit card limit.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#6 posted 04-25-2018 05:07 PM



Tht s about going rate here in North Eastern Pennsylvania. I have a supplier that is a bit cheaper for kiln dried lumber. He can be a pain to deal with but his prices are worth it.($2.60 for cherry, $1.60 for Poplar, $2.50 for Curly Maple, $1.60 for Clear Pine )

- Kelster58


Where are you getting those prices Kelster? Is that for FAS or #1 common?

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"

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therealSteveN

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#7 posted 04-25-2018 11:12 PM



Hardwood prices are getting a bit crazy. There is one dealer in Eugene, OR that does not post the price. You have to pick out your boards and then they price it for you. Just hope you don t go over you credit card limit.

- LesB

Fortunately I don’t have your problem, but talking to a few guys I know to do a lot of work out West I’ve found many of them use Hardwood dealers back East that are known to ship a lot of wood. They say they get better stock at much better prices. Someone who does ship a lot, will know how to wrap/package to make sure your wood is in good shape when it arrives, and they will have worked out trucking deals to lower costs.

Almost every time I see something on this the name that is pretty consistent for use is Steve Wall lumber I have seen a few places elsewhere, like a group in Texas when the subject is Mesquite, a dealer in La. for Cypress, and so on. You don’t have to pay to figure out if it would work for you, just if you decide to go. You could start a thread asking who to use, and go from there.

Good luck

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#8 posted 04-25-2018 11:41 PM

Where are you getting those prices Kelster? Is that for FAS or #1 common?

- TungOil

Siegel Lumber
3901 Sweet Arrow Lake Road
Pine Grove, PA 17963
570-345-1115

He mills and kiln dries all of his lumber. He is a good old country boy. Cash only, no credit cards. Might take you an hour or more to get in and out of there. They only sell lumber when they take a break from the mill. You stand outside till they’re ready to come wait on you. On a cold rainy day the dirt and mud is no fun.

The 4/4 lumber is mostly 1-1/8th inch. I’ve been able to re saw his “4/4” wood and get two nice 1/2 inch pieces. The rough boards are always straight and stable. I would call all of his lumber firsts and seconds. When you purchase lumber you pick the boards and put it on his carriage. If you don’t like it don’t pick it up. Honestly he is kind of a pain to deal with so when I go I go with $300 or more in cash. His prices are very cheap and I have not found better lumber anywhere else so it’s always worth the trip. I just paid $2.60/bd. ft. for real nice Cherry. $2.60 for Curly Maple. $2.50 for really nice Red Oak. His Poplar is amazing. I’ve picked up some poplar boards that were 15 inches wide and came out of the planer straight and nice and stayed that way. $1.60/bd. ft.

Take a full size truck. His Cherry boards are 10 to 12 feet in length, same with his poplar. His Oak boards are mostly 8 to 10 ft.

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#9 posted 04-26-2018 12:09 AM

That’s about 1:45 drive for me. Does he carry much 8/4?

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#10 posted 04-26-2018 12:12 AM



That’s about 1:45 drive for me. Does he carry much 8/4?

- TungOil

He has some there but I don’t buy much 8/4 so I can’t say if he has a lot or not….....

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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#11 posted 04-26-2018 10:03 PM



That’s about 1:45 drive for me. Does he carry much 8/4?

- TungOil

I cut and pasted the name that was posted

Siegel Lumber
3901 Sweet Arrow Lake Road
Pine Grove, PA 17963
570-345-1115

What I found was there is no apparent website, so usually those smaller guys run much of their business from the phone. I’d call him, and ask specifics on species, sizes available, and pricing. Usually these small guys are pretty honest, they know if they lie to you, you won’t be back.

Anyhow I also ask particulars, like is the grain good, on things like Curlies, and QS Oak grain, etc. Often you can have them take your info if they don’t currently have stock you would like, and when they get some (a constantly changing thing) they will call. Now if you don’t go, probably will be the last call, but I have a few of these guys near me, and they call with my “wants list items” as they get them in.

Like Dad used to say, “nothing ventured, nothing gained.”

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Kelster58

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#12 posted 04-26-2018 11:22 PM


What I found was there is no apparent website, so usually those smaller guys run much of their business from the phone. I d call him, and ask specifics on species, sizes available, and pricing. Usually these small guys are pretty honest, they know if they lie to you, you won t be back.

- therealSteveN

Yeah, he doesn’t have a web site, call him before you go. If you use GPS or Google Maps it takes you to his house which is across the road from the Lumber Mill. The mill is located down a dirt road and can’t be seen from the road.

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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#13 posted 04-27-2018 03:22 AM

“I have a guy” on the West coast, $1.00 bd/ft Clear Cedar, used to bring a truck load home ever time I went out there. On one visit he threw in a couple of 4/4 piece of Pacific Yew!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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