|Forum topic by Chris208||posted 05-23-2015 01:28 AM||738 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
05-23-2015 01:28 AM
I love craigslist.
A guy in a town 30 miles from here posted an ad for 1200 board feet of soft maple in thicknesses up to 6 inches. The ad said if someone bought it all, the could have it for $.75 a foot. I have been wanting to build a proper workbench for a while now, but I can’t afford the lumber at retail prices.
I ended up getting about 250 board feet of 8/4 12/4 and 16/4. He was only going to charge me .75 a foot, but I bumped it up because he was cutting me such a good deal. I ended up paying $200 for the load.
The boards are pretty straight, and should make a great bench. Widths up to 20”.
It was a farm tree his dad gott milled up years ago. It had been air drying in a barn for the last 10 plus years.