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Forum topic by bruce47 posted 08-11-2012 07:26 PM 721 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-11-2012 07:26 PM

I have some full dimension pine lumber that is about 60 years old now and was wondering if anyone can help me with what it might be worth. I would say without a doubt that it would be #1 pine, very few knots. Any help or comments?
Bruce


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#1 posted 08-11-2012 07:38 PM

not sure what “full dimension” means

not sure how much you have, little tiny bits of wood aren’t worth much.

albeit older wood has its benefits, age really means little if its warped and twisted, cupped and bowed

not sure where you live as market often dictates price

sorry, cant help you

pictures, quantities and dimensions help

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#2 posted 08-11-2012 07:44 PM

Yeah, going to need more info. Location, quanity, sizes, pics as Moron said.

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#3 posted 08-11-2012 08:14 PM

I have three pieces of lumber measuring 7.5” by 2”. Never been through a planer. Longest board is 18’ and shortest board is about 16’. These boards were harvested in the Black Hills of South Dakota in either 49 or 50, sawn at a saw mill here and remain here. If you are unfamiliar with SD weather, it is dry. Not quite as bad as Arizona but close. Boards are the streightest boards of this length you will ever find. The reason I am thinking of getting rid of them is I have no way to resaw them and it would be a real shame to run them through a plainer to get them down to an inch. Hope this description helps.
Bruce

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#4 posted 08-11-2012 08:35 PM

can you not re-saw them on your table saw ? or a friends ?…..simply cut half way through the edge, flip and repeat then finish off whats left with a reciprocating saw or hand saw ?

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#5 posted 08-11-2012 08:36 PM

Sounds like approximately 42.5 bf. The value, and just a guess depending on quality/type of pine, is $1 to $2 a bf. Could be a little less, or maybe a little higher if really nice tight grain.

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#6 posted 08-12-2012 12:11 PM

Unfortunately, not worth much. Most likely lodgepole pine. Very common construction lumber. The full thickness just means that it was never planed, so it does not add to the value much. It would still make a nice project, though.

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