I bought 50 bdf of common #1 4/4 cherry from Hearne Hardwoods about a week
ago. It arrived today via UPS, and I'm quite pleased with the contents,
despite my worries to the contrary. The extra $15 to mill one face and one
edge was well worthwhile. It's all straight, flat, and square, ready to run
through the planer and rip to size. The shortest board is 7', the remainder
all 8' long; one 12" wide, another 8+" wide; the remainder 5" to 7". In all,
cutting around the expected defects will yield easily as much as 90%
excellent, furniture size stock, delivered to the door for just a smidge
over $5/bdf. I'd do it again, and just spend the extra for FAS only for the
occasional long, wide boards.
Their listed price is $2.25/bdf for common 4/4. The UPS pack is $243 for 50
bdf; I opted for $15 extra to mill one face and edge. Pricing is uniform
regardless of location, so I'm helping subsidize shipping for folks in
Southern CA. It works out to about $130 for shipping, just about exactly
half the total cost. It came in 3 packages, 2 were 70 lbs each, one was
under 50 lb.
Yeah, typically 3-400 ft of 3-4 species per trip plus whatever specialty
stuff. I try to keep a couple thousand feet on hand so it's when a
needed particular is required I do a general restocking. Hasn't been
too frequent lately, though, I've done very little the last couple years
other than maintenance -- the feedlots and corrals rebuilding project
ended up at _way_ more than I intended both time and bucks... :(
It's just stacked and covered in the barn mow. This is a dry climate so
moisture changes aren't much of a problem. There's construction lumber
and siding in the barn that's been there I believe as left over from
when it or the house was built (1914-19) that's still in perfect
condition other than the surface oxidation. I can't bring myself to use
it on but _very_ special purposes as replacing it would be impossible.
(Clear fir and syp 20-ft'ers.)
But, even in TN/VA before I moved it wasn't much issue. Of course, I
was using it up much quicker there for the most part.
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