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Thread: How much is Cherry wood going for these days?

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    How much is Cherry wood going for these days?

    I found a person that says they have some rough cut Cherry wood. They tell me the planks are about 1 1/2 in. thick and 6-8 inches wide. About 5 foot long each. They estimate there to be about 80 bf. So I'm guessing to be about 20 planks?
    I have not seen it yet. I will do so tomorrow. What's it worth?
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    cherry near me at the big lumber yards, run 5.25 a bf. Its clear beautiful cherry.
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    Rough cut, and air dried - ought to be no more than $2.00 bf in your area. Cherry DOES grow there!
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    I pay about $4.00/bf for KD select and better grades and $2.15/bf for KD common grade. Plus I get a discount when I bring them coffee and donuts I always buy the common in 8-10 ft. lengths.

    I wouldn't pay your guy any more than $1.50-2.00/bf because the pieces are so short. It would be great to have the stuff but you are limited in what you can make with such short pieces.
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    Up here near me it's $9.75/bf for KD 4/4 FAS. Isn't that terrible?
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    I missed the 5 foot lengths part, and that brings the price down 30%.
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ID:	62980Ok, here is what I got. The lumber was longer than the lady told me through e-mail. Most of the boards are over 8 ft long. Most of them are 6-8 inches wide. A couple of them are cupped pretty bad and a couple of them have bark still on them so I will lose a lot when those get planed down. There were 15 boards in all.
    When I got there the lady told me that she just needed to get her garage cleaned out so she could get her car inside for the winter. (This lumber was the least of her problems as far as that goes) she also told me that I was the only one to respond to her ad so she said that she wanted to make sure I took it all. She asked for $20.00 for it all so I loaded it up and left happy with that. It rained on my way home and a couple of them got wet but not too bad. I don't make large projects so I think I will be able to plane this down and cut it up and get many good small projects from it.
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    you dont good,,what is that black stuff on the ends??? never seen a coating put on like that before?
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    Oh, I forgot to mention that. I hope that isnt going to be a problem. I do not know exactly what that is. It is very hard. It might just be some kind of paint. It is on pretty thick. At first I thought it might be like roofing tar, but I don't think so. Each board has about the same amount on each end. It looks like each board was maybe "dipped" into what ever it is. I dont think it is too hard for a planer to remove though.
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    Nice haul Tom! Really hard to beat that price.
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