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Forum topic by agallant posted 08-01-2012 04:01 PM 1287 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-01-2012 04:01 PM

Is this guy even in the same universe or am I not understanding lumber prices? It just seams a bit high to me.

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#1 posted 08-01-2012 04:11 PM

Abouit $13 per board foot.

It would have to be very special at that price.

-- Roger

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#2 posted 08-01-2012 04:16 PM

it better have images of Jesus and angels in the grain on it like that lady with the Grilled cheese did a few years back

I have been surprised sometimes at how much people want to charge for lumber on craigslist. I mean, i know sometimes there is a special piece and all, but man some people.

One guy woodmizers logs at home. Wants 7 bucks a board foot for Walnut. It’s air dried only. Also, he doesn’t paint the ends so you have about 3-6 inches of crackage to deal with.

I can get it for less than that and it’s kiln dried at the lumber yard.

-- Ev in Framingham, MA

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#3 posted 08-01-2012 05:30 PM

Depends on the quality. That price could be dirt cheap. Could also be overpriced firewood as well. Lots of different wood gets called mahogany and walnut. Depends a lot on what kind it is and the grain. The larger widths can command a premium price.

-- Woodworking shouldn't cost a fortune:

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#4 posted 08-01-2012 05:34 PM

I just sent him an e-mail asking him to send pictures so that I could get an idea of just how exquisite his lumber is.

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#5 posted 08-01-2012 05:51 PM

I’m not sure if that is out of line or not. I think I paid close to that for genuine mahogany last winter.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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