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Forum topic by MarkPA posted 05-09-2009 02:18 PM 974 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-09-2009 02:18 PM

Topic tags/keywords: cherry looking for a craftsperson

Due to progressive physical challenges; I am closing up my amatuer wood working shop. I live in Chester County PA. With no one to hand it down too, I am putting it up for sale. Tools, I can figure out and sell relatively easily. What I am most concerned about is finding an appreciative buyer for a load of Cherry.

I have a large supply of rough hewn 5/4 and thicker cherry. I was told it came from a Tenessee sawmill over 10 years ago. It has lived in an old friend’s garage and then in mine, since moving to SE Pennsylvania around 1999. Some boards are cupped, many are 6-13 inches wide and over 8 feet long. I have three which are over 3 inches thick, 12 inches wide and ten feet long.

Any advise on how to price this and sell it. Alternatively, anyone interested in giving a fair price and adding it to their workshop? You will have to pick-up. The whole lot can be moved in a standard pick up truck.

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#1 posted 05-09-2009 02:59 PM

I wish I were closer as well. Cherry is my favorite wood and I always keep a supply on hand. For pricing reference I can get 4/4 kiln dried graded cherry here in Kentucky for $2.50 a bf for select, $3.50 a bf for prime and #1 common for $1.60. Cherry from this area is considered Appalachian cherry which would be what yours is as well. Like Barry said the wider/thicker stock will tend to go a little higher but those figures should be in the ballpark for my region. Another suggestion is to look on Ebay and Craigslist and see what cherry is selling for in your area.

I wish you the best as well.

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#2 posted 05-09-2009 03:08 PM

wow I want to come to kentucky….FAS s2s is 6.38 to 7.28 bd ft…..Mark I am in southern Delaware.. so that is not too far from you.

I know s2s probably acquires a premium….you could look on hearne hardwoods too…they are in your area I think.

looking at the prices, you may be smart to sort it out into grades….

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