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Forum topic by reberly posted 07-08-2014 03:26 AM 1700 views 2 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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reberly

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07-08-2014 03:26 AM

There is a good chance I will be making a lumber run this weekend through Chicago, Milwaukee, and Green Bay. I have kiln dried stock in elm, oak. maple, cherry, walnut etc. Black Cherry kd 8/4 & 12/4 Table Tops Flitch Sawn Varies by Slab & Figure
Black Cherry 4/4 kiln dried $4/bdft
Black Walnut 4/4 kiln dried $5/bdft
Boxelder kiln dried 4/4 flame or spalt $4/bdft
Boxelder 4/4 – 8/4 kiln dried stock $3/bdft
Butternut 8/4 Kiln Dried Crotch Cut Slabs 8’ x 20” wide Varies by Slab & Figure
Butternut 9/8 kiln dried stock $6/bdft
Cherry, Black 8/4 Kiln Dried Crotch Cut Slabs Bookmatching Available Varies by Slab & Figure
Elm 12/4 kiln dried Table Top Slabs Varies by Slab & Figure
Elm 12/4 kiln dried 4’ lengths, nice color $5/bdft
Elm 6/4 kiln dried 4’ lengths, nice color $4/bdft
Elm kiln dried 4/4 & 6/4 Spalted $3/bdft
Maple 6/4 kiln dried lightly Spalted Table Top Slabs Varies by Slab & Figure
Red Oak 8/4 kiln dried $4/bdft
Red Oak 4/4 kiln dried Plainsawn Red Oak $2.25/bdft
Spalted Maple 4/4 kiln dried Spalted Hard Maple $4/bdft
Spalted Red Maple 4/4 kiln dried spalted red maple $3/bdft
Walnut Crotch 8/4 & 12/4 Kiln Dried Walnut Crotch Flitches Varies by Slab & Figure
Walnut Flitches 8/4 & 12/4 Kiln Dried Walnut Slabs Varies by Slab

E-mail me through Eberlywoods.com if you are interested and thank you for looking.
Rich

-- "Big Timber is our Legacy" , http://eberlywoods.com


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reberly

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#1 posted 07-10-2014 02:36 AM

These just came out of the kiln today!

Spalted Maple Bookmatched Pairs

Mulberry Bookmatched Pairs

I also finally found a photo of the butternut crotch pairs!

Thanks for looking,
Rich

-- "Big Timber is our Legacy" , http://eberlywoods.com

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reberly

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#2 posted 07-12-2014 03:07 AM

The lumber run will be on the 19th.
Rich

-- "Big Timber is our Legacy" , http://eberlywoods.com

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TiggerWood

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#3 posted 07-12-2014 03:32 AM

I doubt I could get any wood but would like to get an idea of prices. How much would this be?

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#4 posted 07-12-2014 11:52 AM

Hi Tiggerwood,
That is probably the most amazing pair I have ever millled. It even dried nicely. The slab pair is around 9’ long, 3” thick, and 40-58” wide with a 4’+ flair on both ends. It is about 109.5 bdft and runs $20/bdft due to the figure and size.
Rich

-- "Big Timber is our Legacy" , http://eberlywoods.com

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#5 posted 07-12-2014 12:04 PM

Wow! I need to get into your line of work when I retire. A couple book matched pair of spalted maple slabs a month @ 2.2k each pair and Id be set ! The start up costs are on the high side though. kiln.. mill.. land.. trees. etc etc. nice lumber though.

-- "Nothing happens until you build it"

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#6 posted 07-12-2014 01:04 PM



Wow! I need to get into your line of work when I retire. A couple book matched pair of spalted maple slabs a month @ 2.2k each pair and Id be set ! The start up costs are on the high side though. kiln.. mill.. land.. trees. etc etc. nice lumber though.

- ScottKaye

Yeah—not to mention the forklift, tractor, bobcat, trucks, trailers, saw blades, chainsaws (i’m thinking bigger than a 16” Poulan—just a guess). And the labor. When i put together the full thought, lumber prices don’t seem out of line—especially when i look at stock like Rich produces.

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#7 posted 07-12-2014 01:55 PM

Wow! Those are some monster slabs. ~2,000 may sound like a lot for table top lumber but that is usually the going rate on ordinary two inch thick slabs of Oak or Walnut.

What else have any of you seen people make out of these besides table tops?

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reberly

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#8 posted 07-13-2014 02:56 AM

I bucked, loaded, flitch saved, and waxed 2000 bdft of logs of Hickory, Kentucky Coffee Tree, Tulip Poplar, and Hackberry today so sorry for the late response. Good analysis Greenacres2. It seems like a lot of $, but there is also all of the slabs that didn’t dry correctly including warping, checking, etc. There is also the flitch savers, anchor seal, insurance, boom crane to move the logs, hernias, two mills, three kilns, pre-kilns, safety equipment, storage building,winches…
TiggerWood,
I also supply luthiers and other music instrument makers. Some professional turners like to make sets out of the same slab. I have also supplied furniture makers that make commission pieces with the slabs cut to the dimensions for parts of the works. Bed boards, Chest tops, etc.
Rich

-- "Big Timber is our Legacy" , http://eberlywoods.com

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#9 posted 07-13-2014 03:22 AM

Rich,

I’m unbelievably busy atm with a brothers wedding, 3 kitchen jobs, and a new home I’m renovating. How often do you make runs through chicago? I’d love to buy some slabs from you when I get around to making a 7’ kitchen table for myself. I wouldn’t be ready for material for at least 3 months but would definitely like to support you when I do buy.

Paul

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reberly

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#10 posted 07-13-2014 03:31 AM

Hi Paul,
I appreciate your support. I make it through Chicago at least 5-7 times a year. Once every quarter, and then at least twice extra in the summer. I do my best work with as much lead time as possible. PM me with the kind of material and dimensions you have in mind for the table.
Rich

-- "Big Timber is our Legacy" , http://eberlywoods.com

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