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Forum topic by bibb posted 04-22-2009 09:23 PM 1516 views 2 times favorited 19 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-22-2009 09:23 PM

To all interested in the Rosewood that we saw last week.
It looks like this plan is coming together. Before I commit to the transaction I need to be sure that there is enough demand.
We can make this wood available at $9.00 a board foot.
That cost includes shipping from Jakarta to Denver, taxes, import duties, handling etc.
Once the lumber is here in Denver I will fill orders and ship UPS. Buyers will need to pay local UPS costs. I don’t know what that will be but based on purchases I have made here in the states it shouldn’t be too bad.

If you are interested please PM me at
It will be 8 or 10 weeks before the boat arrives.

Here is a link that Deni has provided for you to look at the product:

Thanks for your interest. I am going to post this in multiple places for maximum exposure


-- you may only live once, but if you do it right that's all you need

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#1 posted 04-22-2009 10:08 PM

Add Me to the list =I sent my requests on your other posting and sent you a personal message.

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#2 posted 04-22-2009 10:35 PM

i would not stop kicking myself if i did not get at least a little of this
i sent a pm on this board as i dont think you would now who it was from my e-mail

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#3 posted 04-23-2009 12:18 AM

count me in also!

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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#4 posted 04-23-2009 01:27 AM

when you say that you’ve order lumber via ups, what does that involve. will it need to be cut to fit in boxes or can it be shipped some other way. just wondering. I’m not sure what this material weighs, but it would becoming all the way across the country to reach me so I suppose weight matters. also, do you know the specific species? I’ll be honest, I’m only 50-50 on this, but for the right price, it could tip me towards it.

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#5 posted 04-23-2009 01:57 AM

When I’ve ordered lumber shipped via UPS, the maximum weight was about 70lbs and was typically 15-20 bdft depending on the species and the boards were no longer than 48 inches. With that, and a UPS rate chart you should be able get a good feel for shipping costs.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#6 posted 04-23-2009 09:29 PM

thanks russel. that does sound like ti wil lhelp me. I’ll take a look.

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#7 posted 04-23-2009 11:23 PM

ok, i’ll admit that I’m pretty far away on the east cost, but based on russel’s comment i looked at the cost of shipping a 70# package and it should come out to about $0.80 a pound to ship to Va. Smaller package seem slightly less cost efficient at a little over $1/lb, but not a huge difference.

I’m not sure what the conversion would be from board feet to #s, but by using russels estimate of say 70 lbs/15 bd feet, that works out to about 5lbs/bf. That weight estimate sounds feasible, but I don’t have a scale to check the lumber I already have at home.

That works out to a shipping rate of $4.00 a bf. It looked like rates to other parts of the country were running as low as 1/4 that rate so an even better deal for you west coasters. Just thought I’d share my findings so that some people could check my logic and others could benefit from my legwork.

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#8 posted 04-24-2009 09:41 PM

great info on the shipping Mojo. We are going to put things into play on Monday with a 6-8 week delivery time. Deni is putting together a great load for us.
To all interested I think it might be best to split orders of more than 20 ft into a couple of smaller shipments. I have found that some of the UPS drivers don’t eat their Wheaties every day and tend to bang up heavy loads. Stand by for more info and some impressive lumber.

-- you may only live once, but if you do it right that's all you need

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#9 posted 04-29-2009 05:37 AM Link to spec’s on Dalbergia Latifolia , including green and dry weights per cubic foot. The cubic foot is “roughly” 12 board feet depending on who you listen to.: )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#10 posted 04-29-2009 12:36 PM

Based on that information it looks like about 15 bdft will make the UPS max. That’s not too shabby.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#11 posted 05-03-2009 12:42 AM

Any updates on the wood yet Bibb ??? When is it coming in, or is it all ready in ? If so, what’s our next step ?

-- Don S.E. OK

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#12 posted 05-03-2009 01:06 AM

count me in on some of that sweet stuff.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#13 posted 05-03-2009 01:13 AM

I’ll take 20bf at least.

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#14 posted 05-03-2009 08:26 AM

I’m in for 5 or 10bf.

-- I may not know a lot, but at least I know that I don't know.?.?. I think.

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#15 posted 05-03-2009 10:35 AM

I’m in for 10 bf. I live just south of Denver. Could I swing up and pick it up to save a little $$ and expedite? Please let me know.

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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