Value and Weight of wood question
Okay, I am on the horns of a dilema. My Uncle (honorary not blood, but was closer and more influential than the blood uncle) lives in North Carolina. That is all I will say about an address. He has asked me to come to his woodshop and get his stash of wood because my Aunt will, (in his words) "just burn it when I die". He figures he has 4,500 - 5,000 bdft of rough cut lumber. General description, a little wormy chestnut left, mostly walnut, cherry, not much pine, and about 300 bdft of maple cut for some violin projects (ie; 15" wide, 2" thick, 8-10' long).
First of all, what would a good estimate of weight be? (not holding anyone to task if I get fined after running across some scales! )
He has asked me to talk to some people and see the value of this and make an intelligent offer. Any ideas?
He is not physically able anymore to go dig through the pile so any questions that involve physical labor from him are not possible. But if you have any questions I can compile and call him to ask, that would be great. So,,,,,,I guess I need 3 things from those of you in the know.
2. Value? or intelligent offer.
3. Compilation of questions to ask to get more specific answers to questions numbered 1 and 2.
Anything else relevant to this discussion is welcomed. Side divergent conversations welcomed also as I have a lot to learn.
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