|Forum topic by rrww||posted 415 days ago||925 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
415 days ago
I have a project to do a large “rustic” carved sign for the end of someones driveway. For this i needed a large ash slab around 24” Wide and 64” Long about 2” thick.
I called a local sawmill that does rustic fruniture, sawing, and kiln drying.
He called back with a price of $700 for a slab thats just shy of 32 bd/ft
I was prepared to spend a premium, but holy wow almost $22 Bd/Ft for common unfigured ash?
Needless to say I can’t spend more on the lumber then I bid for the project. HAHA I thought we were better friends then that good thing I didn’t ask his price on walnut.
So if anyone wants to get rich, just sell ash slabs, or plant some ash trees.
Did I miss something or is the market on slabs really gone up?