I am in the process of disposing of some 5/4 x 12 redwood. I have a
buyer, but I am having trouble setting a price, a fair price. I have
done a couple of quick searches for information with no success. Any
information as to where I might find some pricing info would be
Redwood varies a great deal based on; your proximity to the Pacific
Northwest, old growth vs newer farm grown, (very tight grain vs wide fast
growth rings) and cut and quality.
In CA it ranges from 3.50 bf to 20.00 bf.
email@example.com (Noel Grove) wrote in
There are all kinds of grades of redwood. Some doesn't even make
particularly good lot line fences. Some is spectacular, with tight, even
grain and beautiful color.
Old, straight and dry is premium stock, where ever you are. The best
available now is probably reclaimed and remilled, old growth. There was an
activity some years ago reclaiming piers used for rail trestles in the
Great Salt Lake, made of redwood harvested 140+ years ago. The heartwood
was still spectacular. The footings of the east span of the Oakland SF Bay
Bridge are extremely long, large diameter redwood logs. Engineers tell us
the wood is still perfectly serviceable for that purpose. We taxpayers are
spending billions for a new span to upgrade the design for seismic reasons,
not because the materials have worn out.
A favorite old family picture shows my great Grandpa Bishop, in the early
days of Mendocino County, CA, dragging redwood logs by mule team down to
the port, for shipping by coastal schooner to San Francisco. That wasn't
an easy life, by any means.
If you have a lot of the wood, or some fiduciary duty to maximize the value
of the sale, then the price matters, and I can't help. But if it's a more
modest amount, I think I'd worry more that the wood was going to be used
with respect, by a careful, thoughtful craftsperson.
Just my opinion, worth what you paid for it.
firstname.lastname@example.org (Noel Grove) wrote in message
Thanks to all for your replies. Now to answer some questions, and
provide some information I neglected in my first post.
I am located in Central Illinois. All of this redwood is clear and
straight. It was used as shelving so some of it has one edge that has
been routed. I know that will most likely lower the price. It has all
been inside a climate controlled environment since it was purchased.
It is in varying lengths ranging from 6' to 16' with the majority of
it in the 6-1/2' to 8' range. There is not enough demand in this area
for any of the supply houses to be interested in the 900 lineal
feet(close to 900 BF) I have.
Thanks again for your infomration.
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