Red Cedar, Walnut for $3.50/ft

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07-04-2014 04:01 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question cedar walnut oak

Brand new to the site, and have only been dabbling in wood working for about a year now.

Anyway, I want to step it up a little bit and found some red cedar and walnut for 3.50 a foot, is that a good deal?

about 1”thick, and 6-8” wide, in lengths of 5-10ft

He also has some rough cut oak 1” x 9” x 8’ for $25.00 each

Should i jump on this?

All of this wood has been drying for 7-8 years also

Thanks a lot,


-- -Tore

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#1 posted 07-04-2014 04:18 PM

It would depend on the quality and location, here in Denver recently (grudgingly) paid $5.19 a BF for rough cut hard maple.

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#2 posted 07-04-2014 04:22 PM

I would take the walnut gleefully at that price. The red cedar I have available and wouldn’t pay that for it. As with any wood, it’s based on availability and need.

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#3 posted 07-04-2014 04:25 PM

Questions for the best answer…is the oak red or white? Flat, rift, or quarter sawn. If it is red oak, flat sawn, that price isn’t too appealing. If the walnut is clear and straight, I think that is a fair price. You may compare these prices to local retailers or online suppliers to see how they stack up. Good luck.

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#4 posted 07-04-2014 04:32 PM

As long as the wood is decent. The oak isn’t a bad price. Real good for the walnut. Not good for the cedar.

-- Mike, Mississippi,

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#5 posted 07-04-2014 04:47 PM

thank you for the quick replies! i should have linked this CL ad:

looks like red oak, not sure how it is sawn but it is rough cut- not sure on the walnut and cedar if it is rough cut.

I’m going to stop by the gentleman’s house on sat. big box stores i will be paying way more than i would be with him.

Thanks again! i’ll post back after i buy some!

-- -Tore

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#6 posted 07-04-2014 05:24 PM

I wouldn’t buy it. He didn’t stack the wood properly.

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#7 posted 07-04-2014 05:53 PM

That’s true, it’s definitely poorly stacked. You can see some rather warped boards there.

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#8 posted 07-04-2014 07:03 PM

That’s about what I pay for decent dried and planed Walnut, little high for Cedar and high for Oak. This is of course is applicable only to my area.

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#9 posted 07-05-2014 12:48 AM

Wood is a lot less plentiful in your area than mine so will be higher priced BUT it appears that a lot of the wood in the pics is very crooked/warped so it is way overpriced IMHO.

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#10 posted 07-05-2014 02:26 AM

I’ll take a look at it at least, Lets say I am able to pick up some of the warped boards for CHEAP, I could cut those into small blocks, and use to practice on a lathe?

-- -Tore

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