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Charlie

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06-10-2013 11:02 PM

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I know a guy that has a couple of small lots of cherry. He has 36 bd ft of quarter sawn with some rift sawn and he has it priced at $3.75 a bd ft. Lengths are all 5 ft and half of this is 1×8 with a couple 1×6 and the other half is mostly 1×2 or 1×2-1/2 with a couple 1×3… so $135 for the lot.

He has another small lot of plain sawn. 45 bd ft. Half is 1×4 and half is 1×6 and again all 5 ft lengths. Priced at $1.50 a bd ft.so $67 for that lot.

Rough sawn, air drying but not quite ready yet. So I’d be leaving it alone to dry in the loft for a bit, but how does that pricing sound?

This is the same guy I got about 450 bd ft of hemlock from so I’m familiar with the quality of his cuts. He uses a pretty big band saw mill.

thanks


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#1 posted 06-10-2013 11:40 PM

The 45 ft lot sounds promising. To me, not a lot of value in the 1×2 type stuff .

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#2 posted 06-11-2013 12:19 AM

http://www.ahec.org/hardwoods/pdfs/IllustratedGradingGuide.pdf

Go to page 4, read the info on minimum widths and lengths, then page 9 for Cherry.

After that, compare what your seeing to local prices for FAS and 1C, and you’ll have an idea of the rough value.

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