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    you think YOU pay alot for lumber....

    http://www.nashvillepost.com/news/20..._raided_by_fbi

    how's THAT for high dollar wood....
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    my hardwood supplier showed me some realy highly figured maple. The stuff was Pheoniminal. He called it instrument grade. He sells it to a guitar manufacturer for $50 bd.ft.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Baer View Post
    my hardwood supplier showed me some realy highly figured maple. The stuff was Pheoniminal. He called it instrument grade. He sells it to a guitar manufacturer for $50 bd.ft.
    I have some of that,Don... but it's not as rich as $5K a square meter !!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by James Edwards View Post
    I have some of that,Don... but it's not as rich as $5K a square meter !!!!
    It's $5K per cubic meter, but that's still some pricey stuff.
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    At that rate, it's roughly $16/bf... richer than my blood.
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    1 cu. meter = 35.314 cu. ft.
    35.314 cu. in. = 61022.592 cu. in.
    61022.592 cu. in. = 423.768 bd.ft.

    $5000/423.768 = $11.798908
    Call it 11.80 / bd.ft.
    The quilted maple is more expensive.
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    That's not very expensive compared to some other woods. Around here, ebony goes for about $65/bf, and cocobolo is about $35-40/bf.

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    looks like it is time to start growin rosewood over here to save on the shipping costs we got alot of wet weather down near new olreans and got a few acres of ground that is well suited for tree growin
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    The problem with south Louisiana is that it occasionally gets freezing weather. My guess is that the Rosewood tree can't take freezing weather.

    I'm from NO and remember a couple of times we even had snow (not a lot but enough to build a small snowman).

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    hey mike it would just add to the grain pattern
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