Advice about a stack of air-dried maple

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My brother had a maple tree cut down and milled into boards. They have been stacked and stickered in a barn for about five years now. I’m not sure if the maple is hard or soft. I also don’t have a clear idea of how much he has. Once I determine board dimensions and board footage, does anyone have suggestions on what to do next? Should he contact local lumber yards? Put an ad on Craigslist? He will probably give a few boards to me, but there is far more than i could ever use. Any suggestions are appreciated. My brother lives in Lafeyette, Tennessee. Thanks.

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#1 posted 706 days ago

A lot of people in my area sell via Craigslist , listed under “materials”.

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#2 posted 706 days ago

Too bad he is so far North of me. I live in Tennessee down on the GA border. But there are huge amounts of woodworkers in Nashville, especially instrument makers who would use maple for a lot of things. CL in Nashville.

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#4 posted 705 days ago

I’m in Livingston if you need to get rid of any this way,seriously, how thick? and how much?

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