weight of fresh cut 1x10 hemlock?

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05-02-2013 03:43 PM

Anyone have some idea the weight of a 1×10x8ft hemlock board? Not like… just cut yesterday, but recently cut so I know they’ll be heavier than a KD 1×10 piece of pine.

Why do I ask this?

Because I have to go pick up 50 of them plus 25 1×6x8ft. I only have my minivan. No trailer, no heavier duty truck. I’m guessing I’ll need 2 trips (about 45 minutes each way + load/unload time). I think this’ll be about just shy of a ton. :)

I know it depends on HOW fresh it is… 453 bd ft at 4100 pounds per 1,000 board feet.
( referenced this page for weight per 1,000 bd ft)

So 4100 x .453 = 1857.3 pounds

that look right?

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#1 posted 05-02-2013 04:05 PM

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#2 posted 05-02-2013 04:07 PM

You could bring a scale and crunch the numbers on
site if you’re concerned about overloading your

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#3 posted 05-02-2013 09:28 PM

Your minivan holds seven passengers including driver. Figure 150 lbs each… 1400 lbs is going to make your van SQUAT! Been there, done that. Not again.
It sounds like it’s worth your time for a Uhaul.

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#4 posted 05-02-2013 10:16 PM

I’ve had 6 people at about 180lbs each in there and no issues.
Plus 2 coolers :)

That’s 1,080 lbs plus. I’m just gonna make 2 trips. I already told the guy I couldn’t take it all in one trip. He’ll be sitting there about an hour and 45 minutes from the time I leave with the first load. It would cost me about 70 bucks plus tax and whatever additional fees they always tack on to rent a uhaul.

I might ask the guy if he’d just bring it up here to my house if I throw in another $50. Where he’s bringing them from is about 2 hours south of the storage location he uses and where’d I’d be picking up from. If he stayed on the highway and drove another 30 minutes he’d be at my house, unload, and he’s done.

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#5 posted 05-02-2013 11:03 PM

a small cargo trailer is less than $15/day (+taxes/fees)—at least in Phoenix.

The last time I rented one it came to about $27 after taxes, fees and the $8 optional insurance policy.

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#6 posted 05-02-2013 11:28 PM

No hitch on the van. :)

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