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sIKE

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2188 days ago

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 2188 days ago

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.

Lee

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#2 posted 2188 days ago

Thanks Lee!

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

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#3 posted 2186 days ago

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

I live up in Allen.

Tom

-- Tom - Canadian in N. Texas

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#4 posted 2185 days ago

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

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#5 posted 2185 days ago

$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.

-- Use the fence Luke

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sIKE

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#6 posted 2184 days ago

LoneRider,

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 2184 days ago

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

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#8 posted 2181 days ago

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 2180 days ago

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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