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07-28-2008 05:15 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question purpleheart

One of my local hardwood suppliers has Purpleheart on sale for $6 a board ft. I was thinking of picking up a stick just to have some on hand, it is 5/4 and various widths most boards are about 8ft long. Is this a good deal?

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#1 posted 07-28-2008 05:41 PM

Hi sIKE;

I called my hardwood supplier:

His quote: 4/4” @ 6.00 pbf

8/4” @ 7.00 pbf

They don’t stock 5/4”

Hope this helps.


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#2 posted 07-28-2008 06:23 PM

Thanks Lee!

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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#3 posted 07-31-2008 07:03 AM

Cool, just out of curiosity, who is your local hardwood supplier?

I live up in Allen.


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#4 posted 07-31-2008 04:17 PM

My supplier has 4/4 @ $6.20 So Yea, I think your price is ok.

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#5 posted 08-01-2008 11:46 AM

$6-something BF was what I paid for the 8/4 I used for trimming out my workbench. Seems pretty cheap when you consider it’s coming from a continent away and a lot of domestic hardwoods are the same rough price or more.

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#6 posted 08-01-2008 05:09 PM


Brazos Forest Products is the one with the Purpleheart. The other one here in town is Fine Lumber and Plywood. Neither are that cheap in my opinion but have a very large supply of hardwoods.

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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#7 posted 08-01-2008 07:44 PM

Sounds like a good price.. I have not seen it any cheaper!

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#8 posted 08-04-2008 10:34 PM

That’s a good price. The store in my area sells it for $7.20/bf 4/4 and 8/4.

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#9 posted 08-05-2008 10:20 PM

I just got about 8 ft. of 8/4 for $6.60/bf on sale at Rockler, so it looks like a pretty good deal to me too!

-- Ryno

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