I have bought a small amount of rough cut cherry (bandsawed). The farmer I
bought it from is charging $1.50 a board ft. (not linear ft.) The boards are
4 to 8 inches wide, 1 inch thick and 8 ft. long. Is this a good price or
not? Does anybody know?
If it is good wood, in other words has been treated well from harvesting
through sawing through drying, and looks good then that is probably an
excellent price. On the other hand, if it has been abused in any major way
and you don't know about it and you waste your time and materials making a
project from it that winds up as firewood then it is wildly overpriced. In
other words, quality not quantity is what matters. I have bought excellent
roughsawn cherry for around $2.00/bf and poor for $5.00...
In His Name, be Blessed,
It can be a good price, but go to a lumber yard where the actually cut rough
lumber or call around and ask them.. Here in North Western North Carolina
rough Cherry goes for $1.00 /bf. unfortunately when you buy it around here
they want you to buy a thousand bf.. I must admit I like cherry as much as
the next fellow, but not 1,000 bf of the stuff..
PS. Before you reply, remove 'remove-this-before-you-email'
from my Email Address please..
Nah. You always have some losses in drying, end checking and such. Thus, it's
worth more if the losses are already taken into consideration.
AFAIC, green cherry is worth about 80 cents a board foot.
"The income tax has made liars out of more Americans than golf."
Not really. A little over a year ago I bought a felled cherry log and
had a sawyer mill it to 5/4 stock. The yield was about 1400 bd/ft. My
cost, including the sawyer's fee, was $600 or just under $0.43 bd/ft.
End sealer, purchasing stickers, and constructing an elevated platform
sticker outside, corrugated steel to cover the pile added another
$300. That's not mentioning the time to air dry it.
$1.50 for green cherry is expensive.
Buffalo, NY - USA
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