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Forum topic by dakremer posted 817 days ago 1490 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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817 days ago

Found this guy today in Iowa, near Cedar Rapids.

its exactly what I need. I make chiropractic benches and chairs, like this one (safe lumberjock link). I need 2X2 oak or maple for the legs. This seems like a great deal. Its air dried. I havent seen it in person yet, but gonna take a look later today!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#1 posted 817 days ago

Looks and sounds good. Always good to have some CL sources.

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#2 posted 817 days ago

Just a note. Those are for outside use for truck mats. Not something you will want for indoor furniture. You want kiln dried stock. Kiln dried 8/4 red oak is not real expensive . It would work much better for what you want. Even 8/4 ash is cheaper then red oak. Don’t buy this thinking you will be able to use it. Its not dry or anywhere near the grade you want. Just trying to help. bob

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#3 posted 817 days ago

Correct assessment. That is dunnage lumber. And it’s in Norway ?

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#4 posted 817 days ago

You just never know what you will find on any given day on Craigslist.

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#5 posted 816 days ago

At 2 BF each for the oak, that is $.75/BF. It has to be green, but even green, that is a good price. I would never cut it and sell it at that price. Somebody must be hungry.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT15 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln

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#6 posted 816 days ago

update: I went and looked at them yesterday and actually bought some. The guy actually owns and operates a lumber mill. A pretty good sized one too. He had a $40,000 Mill there and was cutting up some pretty serious logs. He had a huge stock pile of lumber as well

most of the 2×3 and 1×3 oak/maple that i mentioned above was still wet. It had just been cut about 7 days ago. He had an entire pallet of 2×3 white oak though that was dried for over a year. At $1.50 a piece thats pretty nice. I took 6 of them just to see how they’d clean up. They cleaned up amazingly. Now just sittin in the shop waiting to dry some more!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#7 posted 816 days ago

Good score dak! Now youve gotta let us know whats the worst:

Watchin paint dry?
Watchin grass grow?
Watchin lumber dry?


-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#8 posted 815 days ago

I’m a little envious but I’m glad someone is finding good deals…Congrats!

-- Sweeping up sawdust in Texas

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