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Forum topic by Matt Przybylski posted 691 days ago 894 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Matt Przybylski

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691 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: wood lumber walnut pricing

I’ve never worked with walnut before nor have I purchased it. I found this on CL and was wondering if this is a good price/lot? Anything I should look out for?

http://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/mat/3251173860.html

He also states he has other species which I may be interested in so I’m just trying to see if he’s competitively priced before contacting. Thanks in advance.

-- Matt, Illinois, http://www.reintroducing.com


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Charlie

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#1 posted 691 days ago

$3 a board foot is a nice price. Look at the wood though. You kind of have to go through the pile a little and see how it looks. Some folks don’t like the sap wood. I actually like it. Look at the board edges and ends. You are going to have more waste buying rough cut. The idea is to try to judge how much.

From a hardwood dealer in this area walnut goes for $9.50 a bd ft. (that’s for 6/4 and it’s a bit high)
Another one 90 minutes away has it for $7.40 for 6/4 and the 4/4 is $6.40.

I paid $3.50 for the walnut for my counter top so I think $3 is a good price if the wood is decent. counter top:

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Jerry

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#2 posted 691 days ago

I pay around 2.50 in SA but that looks Luke a pretty good deal in your area. The color looks rich and very nice.

-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net

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ChuckV

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#3 posted 691 days ago

That is a good price. If the two pieces that are pictured are representative of the lot, then it is a good deal.

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

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Kookaburra

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#4 posted 691 days ago

Last week in the Chicago area, I paid 6.85 BF for 4/4 walnut S2S very nice quality from Owl Hardwood. So if it is even half usable that is a good price for the area, if you need that much walnut.

ETA: if I were buying that much I most likely would have gotten another 15% discount – so, say $6.00 BF. $3.00 is still a great deal.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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WDHLT15

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#5 posted 691 days ago

Yes, that is a fine price.

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

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AandCstyle

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#6 posted 691 days ago

I live in the desert SW (ABQ) now and I am salivating! LOL

-- Art

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Dusty56

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#7 posted 691 days ago

If I had the cash and a dry storage area , I would buy it : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Matt Przybylski

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#8 posted 691 days ago

Ok, ok, I get the point. I’ll give him a call tomorrow :)

-- Matt, Illinois, http://www.reintroducing.com

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lunn

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#9 posted 691 days ago

Something to look for and what i’ve ran into. 4/4 rough lumber sawn with a bandsaw mill is much better than one sawn with a blade. The blade wobbles sometimes takeing a little off each side. Sometimes end up planeing to less than 3/4 to get it cleared. Good price.

-- What started as a hobbie is now a full time JOB!

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