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Forum topic by AKSteve posted 10-23-2012 04:29 PM 945 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-23-2012 04:29 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question beetle kill spruce

I have been staring at this for over a week now and can’t make up my mind if I want to buy it. I don’t know if it is a good deal or not. The thing that worries me is that it’s been sitting for a while but the ends weren’t painted to keep out moisture. anybody?

-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska

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#1 posted 10-23-2012 04:36 PM

22 trees? Where’s the rest of it? Looks like he might have used up all the good stuff and now he’s trying to recoup his planking service cost.
And you are right, not stacked correctly, basically out in the Alaskan weather, and some of it has rotted ends.
I think I would definitely pass. I’ve seen better looking pallet wood.

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN

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#2 posted 10-23-2012 04:40 PM

Trust your gut, it will probably be there for another week and so on.
+1 for Paul.

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#3 posted 10-23-2012 04:46 PM

Looks a little punkey to me. I would pass.I Agree with Tennessee Paul

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#4 posted 10-23-2012 05:20 PM

Do you have a use for spruce? I have only used it for house trim, where it is acceptable.
I have looked at lumber before that was actually rotten. If you buy that type of lumber, then it becomes a disposal fee at the lumber recyclers.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#5 posted 10-23-2012 07:42 PM

Thanks for the advice, I will be passing this by. much appreciated!

-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska

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