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Oneway57

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07-20-2014 03:54 PM

Topic tags/keywords: redwood barn lumber reclaimed

I am helping a friend sell a barn full of redwood. His dad put this lumber in the building 35 years ago. We are in the process of relocating it. The wood is dark and dirty but within the stack is in very good condition. There is over 10000 board feet of this lumber. My questions to this endeavor is should I clean and plane the wood before selling it or leave it in barn-fresh condition? We don’t know the value and would like to be educated before this is scooped up by some company for resale. The best I can speculate is it is heart with knots in it. There are 2×4’s,2×6’s,2×8’s,2×10’s,2×12’s,and facia . We are moving it to a safe location because of vandal activity on another part of his property. This wood is beautiful. Any ideas about selling it? Any ideas about barn kept wood? All comments would be appreciated Go to view all to see pictures. Can someone interpret the stamps for me?here is a link to photos of the wood

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Yonak

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#1 posted 07-20-2014 04:49 PM

Oneway, where is this redwood located ?

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ShaneA

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#2 posted 07-20-2014 05:01 PM

Pictures and location would be helpful

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#3 posted 07-20-2014 05:16 PM

Weathered wood is always expensive and hard to find. Planing it might drasticaly reduce its value. Many people will pay top dollar for old barnwood. By all means barn fresh condition is my suggestion if you want the highest profit.

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Shawn Masterson

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#4 posted 07-20-2014 10:00 PM

are you talking old barn material(used) or stacked in the barn to dry? Either way I would clean up a few boards to show whats on the inside and leave the rest as is. as for value I’m no help sorry.

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Oneway57

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#5 posted 07-21-2014 04:35 PM

The wood is stacked in the barn. It os located in birmingham Alabama.

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#6 posted 07-21-2014 05:02 PM

Most wood turn gray after several years; for sure after 35 years. It sounds like cedar. $1/bf

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Oneway57

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#7 posted 07-21-2014 10:27 PM

Not cedar, definitely redwood, it has been inside stacked up to the ceiling, some
Is stamped. Nova Scotia redwood.

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pintodeluxe

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#8 posted 07-21-2014 10:39 PM

It is absolutely worthless. However, I will accept delivery of the lumber to help you out.

Typically softwoods sell for $1 per b.f. in my area. Redwood is an excellent outdoor wood, so it may fetch more. If the wood is dirty or warped, it may not bring anywhere near retail.
Rough lumber is cheaper, dimensional lumber is more expensive.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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Oneway57

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#9 posted 07-21-2014 11:02 PM

This is all dimensional and needs to be cleaned.
Some is pristeen and needs no cleaning. We just
Uncovered some 1x material that is furniture grade. It is
Some of the most beautiful wood I have ever seen. I appreciate
The offer to take delivery of it but my wife would hang me out to dry.

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#10 posted 07-21-2014 11:06 PM

What in the world is Nova Scotia redwood?

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Buckethead

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#11 posted 07-21-2014 11:15 PM

That could be a sawyer’s mark, but redwood is a very specific and localized species, as I’m sure most here know.

I find it highly unlikely that someone had this much redwood shipped across country to Nova Scotia, (new Scotland) in eastern Canada for milling, then to Alabama for a half century of storage. Perhaps this was bootlegged decades ago and been held incognito?

It’s got to be cedar. Eastern red cedar. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juniperus_virginiana

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summerfi

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#12 posted 07-21-2014 11:29 PM

Nova Scotia must be a trade name. I don’t think it’s eastern red cedar. If it is, I’d sure like to see those clear 2×12’s. How about some pictures Oneway.

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#13 posted 07-22-2014 12:17 AM

someone please correct me if I am wrong, but isn’t redwood a higher form of cedar??

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shampeon

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#14 posted 07-22-2014 12:22 AM

Nope. Real redwoods, Sequoioideae, are a subfamily of Cupressaceae, aka cypresses. Junipers are another subfamily of cypresses.

True cedars are in a different family, Cedrus.

-- ian | "You can't stop what's coming. It ain't all waiting on you. That's vanity."

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#15 posted 07-22-2014 12:32 AM

Ian, there’s also dawn redwood, Metasequoia.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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