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Forum topic by JamesG79 posted 10-17-2011 04:59 PM 1064 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-17-2011 04:59 PM

I found a widow over the weekend who has about 55 board feet of rough sawn walnut stacked in her basement. It’s been stacked there for about 30 years she figured. Most of the boards still look decent. A few are warped and some have checked ends. I would consider most of the boards to be #1 and #2 common. What would be a reasonable price to offer?

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#1 posted 10-17-2011 05:13 PM gives you an idea of the cost of #1 common walnut boards. They have a price breakdown over 100 bf and they retail for $2.65 /bf. If they are better quality boards, it goes for $4.00 /bf.

At my lumberyard, I pay $7.50 /bf for 5/4 walnut with no warps or cracks, typically 12 ft long boards and 6-8 ” wide.

-- Yves

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#2 posted 10-17-2011 06:23 PM

$75 bucks sounds fair to me. They arent doing her any good at the momemt. I dont see that amount as insulting nor overpaying.

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#3 posted 10-19-2011 04:13 AM

$100 would not be too much as that is less than $2.00 per BF. I sell #1 walnut sawn on my mill and air dried for $3.00 to $4.00 per BF.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT40HD35 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln.

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#4 posted 10-20-2011 02:46 PM

Thanks for the replies. $1.50/ bf was kinda my thinking so I feel a little better on making an offer in that ball park.

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