Wormy Chestnut identification!! PLEASE HELP

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Topic tags/keywords: wood lumber chestnut reclaimed ohio for sale rare old vintage distressed beams hand hewn wormy

Hello, I recently reclaimed a barn on a friends property I was told by a few local wood workers what i had was chestnut lumber. I would really appreciate some other feedback I am not to familiar on how to upload photos on here but i have been selling these planks for $100.00 a piece and wonder if i should charge more i have 1100 bf left. here is a link to my add. i can try to upload more if needed thanks in advance for any help! I really appreciate it.

Dalton Crabtree

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#1 posted 488 days ago

Pretty much comes down to what the market will bear. If you were in my neck of the woods, you probably couldn’t getthat much. Some areas Iit’s like gold and you can get even more.

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#2 posted 488 days ago

I’m hearing between 7 – 10 bucks a board foot. There’s a guy wanting $10 a board foot in my area, and I’m trying to decide if I want to pony that up or not.

How long are you boards, Dalton?

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#3 posted 488 days ago

$100 a piece? If you can get that, more power to you…seems high, but we do not know at this point how many board feet comprise a plank. That would be helpful. It is good stuff, and people will like to get their hands on it for sure. Nice score.

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#4 posted 488 days ago

each planks is 16-17 board feet… dimensions are 2”x8”x12.5’....

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#5 posted 488 days ago

also thanks for the welcomes!

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#6 posted 487 days ago

Whereas I cannot speak to pricing…I agree/concur with ‘what the market will bear’ theory. I have, however, worked quite a bit with reclaimed American chestnut and that does appear to be what you have there.

After a few projects I can see why it was so popular a material…works and mills wonderfully.

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#7 posted 487 days ago

Sure looks like chestnut.
Seeing this is an extinct tree, I wouldn’t just sell it to anybody. Find the best of the best and make him and offer for the lot. I bet they’d pay anything you ask.

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