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Forum topic by alexdom_89 posted 04-17-2012 04:52 PM 1393 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-17-2012 04:52 PM

I founf a local place that can order me claro walnut for 5.95 a bf and mahogany for 2.59 a bf

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#1 posted 04-17-2012 05:08 PM

I buy most of my lumber off Ebay or Cook Woods. I buy it by the piece rather than by BF so I really don’t know if that is a good deal or not.

You could Google Claro Walnut and Mahogany and see if you can find a price for BF of each.

Sorry I can’t be more help.

-- If it won't fit get a BIGGER hammer.

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#2 posted 04-17-2012 11:07 PM

I get oak and eastern red cedar here in West Texas for about $2.15 a board foot.

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#3 posted 04-17-2012 11:13 PM

Pay? I have never bought a board for a project (except plywood). OTOH – the miller gets a hefty fee now and then! See my picture.

-- Some problems are best solved with an optimistic approach. Optimism shines a light on alternatives that are otherwise not visible.

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#4 posted 04-17-2012 11:23 PM

My last stack of air dried white oak was .50bf, cherry about 1.75bf, same for maple, applewood was .25bf but I still need to dry it and I had to cut it down myself. Kiln dried the price is a lot higher except the one red oak board I picked up yesterday for .20bf otherwise about 4.95bf for KD cherry.

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#5 posted 04-18-2012 12:51 AM

Well all my wood is kd. I bought a couple of boards of maple for 2.15 a bf kd

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#6 posted 04-18-2012 05:12 AM

For all those LJ’s who think my koa pieces are nice, you might gasp to learn that I pay $24/28 a bf for select koa and anywhere from $36 to $60 for curly. If it is highly curled and and throughout the board, I’ve seen prices at $120 a bf-not kidding! Even mahogany is $12 to $14 a bf over here in Hawaii. I’ve had wood shipped over, but that’s sight unseen, which is always a bad idea….....

-- cathyb, Hawaii,

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#7 posted 04-25-2012 06:28 PM

Treebones can probably get you a better deal.

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#8 posted 04-26-2012 03:02 AM

I get a lot of distressed sales, cut a few logs, process some——Best deals run around $250MBF softwoods and $750MBF hardwoods. Average about $1.00 per BF gross. (small band mill, I haul, I plane, air dry, handle it about 8 times) I think the guy who just pays the money gets better quality and lots less work. (I enjoy the hunt though. That’s got to be worth something too.)

-- Steve, 'Sconie Great White North

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#9 posted 04-26-2012 02:39 PM

Everyting is at a premium in Hawaii – but its worth every penny.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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