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Forum topic by JBorfair posted 01-09-2015 03:46 AM 702 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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JBorfair

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01-09-2015 03:46 AM

I just visited a guy here in Ca. that has approximately 500 linear feet of rough cut OLD naturally aged and dried black walnut. The planks are anywhere from 6 to 8 feet in length and about 8” wide, and after aging they are now about 13/16” thick. It is stacked properly, so there are almost no warps in the boards. He has aged in years and won’t use it anymore. He wants it to go to a guy that isn’t buying it to sell it, but to a guy that wants it to make stuff for himself and keep it.
A good friend of mine hooked me up with this guy. I finally went over to talk to him and his wife about acquiring the lumber He and his wife are two of the nicest people I have ever met in many years. His cabinetry work is of the utmost perfection. The ideas he put into his kitchen is quite worthy of being in magazine!

Having no idea of the value, I offered him 500.00 for the wood, which he gladly accepted.
With no real market value to compare the wood to, I am wondering if I got a good price. It is beautiful lumber and I had to have it.

Do any of you have an idea if I paid fair price or better?


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TheFridge

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#1 posted 01-09-2015 03:51 AM

Like a bandit

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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DIYaholic

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#2 posted 01-09-2015 03:55 AM

Roughly 250 bft…..
That’s about $2.00 a bft….
I’d say good deal, but don’t know lumber prices in your area.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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JBorfair

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#3 posted 01-09-2015 04:00 AM

I should amend my post here, he says it’s about 500 board feet. My estimate on the LF was approximate. I trust this guy, as he knows his stuff.
With regard to where I live, it’s California so by default it’s expensive….if you can find it. And then you have to spend the money in gas to go to a big city to get it

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#4 posted 01-09-2015 04:17 AM

Sounds like you did even better, than my quick calculations.
That warrants one big…. YOU SUCK!!!

Congrats. Whatchya gonna build???

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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JBorfair

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#5 posted 01-09-2015 04:24 AM

HAHAHA!!! DIYaholic!! I love that YOU SUCK!!
The acquisition of the lumber was the priority for now. As far as what I am going to build, that will take some time to decide. With this wood, I need to take my time to figure it out. I will never get any like it again. It’s all from the same stock, so it better be good. Of course I am open to suggestions!

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