|Forum topic by watermark||posted 12-14-2013 07:58 PM||2280 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
12-14-2013 07:58 PM
I was lucky enough to get into a few logs over the summer. I would love to hold on to it all for future projects but I don’t have the space to store it out of the weather and away from the bugs. Recently I had to scrap a handful of logs that I had been planning to saw every next weekend since I salvaged them last summer. I don’t want all the work put into this summers bounty to be a waste.
So here is the question what is a fair price for this lumber as is rough sawn and green? I have a solar kiln but can only dry small amounts at a time. Is it worth taking any of it to a kiln operator to add value?
First pics are of some Koa there is quite a bit of rot and some bug damage as the tree fell about a year before I got to it but still a lot of good wood in it. All flat sawn and the widest boards is about 18” x 8’ but I have some narrower boards in better shape. Mostly sawn at 8/4 and 6/4 The last pic shows off the figure from a burl section I will definitely keep for my self.
These are some small silver oak boards I got ranging from 8” to 14” and all fairly short in length 4’ to 8’ and some norfolk or cook island pine that is 14” to 16” wide mostly sawn at 6/4.
Thanks for any advice
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