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Forum topic by RussellAP posted 11-24-2012 04:45 PM 626 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-24-2012 04:45 PM

I have been looking for some cherry for quite a while now. My wood guy is knee deep in red oak and walnut at the moment, so he’s no help.
I checked Craigslist and found a bunch of wood, but no one called me back.

I followed one of the links and found it advertised as a hardwood store and it was only a couple miles from home.
I went up there today and it turns out to be a flooring place with mostly white oak.
The guy has been there 12 years.

I asked him if he has any other kind of wood laying about the place and he said he had some cherry somewhere.
We dug for a while and found it.
10’x8”x 3/4 stacked neatly on top of some particleboard. Its planed and joined. Looks like something you’d see at a BB store it’s so neat.
He finally said 100$ takes the whole thing.
The cherry had a sign on it that said 70BF, but there were at least 25 10’ boards there.

So I got upwards of 250 bf of really nice plained and joined cherry for 100$. Find cherry for 2.50$ a bf these days.
I have to pick it up on Monday.

I’m excited to say the least.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#1 posted 11-24-2012 04:57 PM

Suck, thou doest!

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#2 posted 11-24-2012 05:25 PM

Nice buy. Cherry is high class in my book.

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#3 posted 11-24-2012 05:34 PM

Whew – that is a major score.

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#4 posted 11-24-2012 07:39 PM

Holy Grail! I can’t believe he let that go for only $100! If I found a deal like that I’d be re-enacting the IKEA commercial: running through the parking lot screaming, “Start the car, start the car!”

Way to go!

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#5 posted 11-24-2012 07:43 PM

A good find ,I got the same BF as Jonathan and more like 60 cents a BF

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