Saw this on a Craigslist ad:
(Approx. 35,000 bd ft)
Lumber Air Dried & in Storage for 50 years
Saw Mill Cut Into 2" & 3" Slabs also 1" & 2"
1 x 6 -- 2' Planed weigh's 8 lb
NOTE: Lumber will be sold by the # (pound)
(50 Years in Storage)
(3) Pile equal 27,000 bd ft plus lumber in out buildings approx.
All in 12' or larger 1", 2" & 2 ? Inch Thick
300/400' Aromatic Cedar (1 Pallet)
Don't quite know what to make of it. I've never heard of wood by the pound.
Moisture content would be one unknown. I'd be tempted to bid if I had a
reasonable guess of lbs/bd. ft.
sezs 38 lbs/cubic ft. = 38/12=3.166 lbs bd. ft.
Anyone / everyone?
They give the approximate board feet so you know what the value of the
lot is if the entire lot is being sold. Perhaps the auction people
don't know how to compute board feet and figure smaller lots are easier
sold by the pound. Using your figures you have a good approximate
translation and can figure what you are willing to pay.
Given the 50 years in storage, unless it is a very damp area it should
be no more than average. Given 50 years in storage, I'd want to see
just how good it is. Improperly stored, lots can happen.
yep, I had a guy who was selling his dads stuff. The walnut was about 24
wide, and stored on the concrete. There was tons of stuff on it. I
didn't think it would be any good and we could not get the stuff off,
just too much. He wanted $300 for the boards (2).
I passed figuring that they were crap after being on the concrete.
You need to take a look at a few different pieces from different areas
and see how they look.
"sawdustmaker" wrote in message
Not sure how you could reasonably judge the price per board foot under those
conditions... maybe nobody else can either and you can get it for $.10/lb.
The two band saws look interesting... the one looks like it might be a 36".
38 lbs/ cubic ft sounds about right.
My guess is this is being driven by the auctioneer.
A fork lift and a scale is a lot faster than than a tape measure and a
I've certainly bought wood by the pound but it has always been exotics like
ebony, pink ivory, African blackwood, rosewood and the like in small
turning or carving blanks. Walnut by the pound sounds crazy to me.
Can walnut be wormy ? wood boors ? Wonder how it really is.
Redwood is said to be safe, but the sap wood isn't and a dry blank gets
So maybe walnut also.
On 11/10/2015 10:52 AM, Just Wondering wrote:
On Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 9:33:19 PM UTC-6, Martin Eastburn wrote:
Walnut is susceptible to powder post beetles.
Green walnut, especially if it still has the bark on it, is susceptible to
other boring larvae/worms within the bark and sapwood. Case in point: M
y latest trestle table project has what looks like PPB holes in the table t
op boards' edges, and does have other larger larvae holes in the rootball s
tock. Actually, when I was router-planing the rootball stock, I exposed se
veral live large larvae, still within the wood. You can see those larger
larvae holes and channels in the pics, in the outer edges or sapwood of the
My rootball stock had been left out in the field for 2 yrs, before I though
t to collect and use it for the table leg units, so the bugs had lots of ti
me to get into that wood.
The log stock was milled shortly after the tree was felled, but the tree wa
sn't in the greatest of shape when felled, so I'm not sure when the PPB-loo
king holes were created in that stock.
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