I have the opportunity to buy a load of yellow poplar in anywhere
from 2 to 10 ft lengths approx. 6 to 8" wide. How can I figure out
what this might be worth? Each load would be average of 800-100 lbs
each? How would be the best way to figure out its value? Thank you!
On Fri, 29 Aug 2003 09:09:21 GMT, email@example.com wrote:
What grades are in the load? Is it green or dried?
Here in CT, FAS grade poplar goes for about $2.10 a bd/ft. Lower
grades are much cheaper.
Fri, Aug 29, 2003, 9:09am (EDT+4) firstname.lastname@example.org wants to
I have the opportunity to buy a load of yellow poplar in anywhere from 2
to 10 ft lengths approx. 6 to 8" wide. How can I figure out what this
might be worth? Each load would be average of 800-100 lbs each? How
would be the best way to figure out its value?
Somehow it just never fails to amaze me that people will ask such
vague questions, and expect a usable answer.
You left out details. Like where you are. I'm sure prices will
vary, depending on your location. Hell, they'll probably vary from
seller to seller. Then there's always things like: How thick is it? Is
it fresh cut? Air dried? For how long? Kiln dried? Did the seller
cut it, or buy it from someone else? And so on. If half of it is only
good for firewood or whittling, that drops the value. And, last I knew
wood was sold by board feet, not by weight.
Last, but not least, the wood is worth only as much as you're
willing to pay for it. Check your local prices, look at the wood, then
make an offer. He'd probably be willing to drop the price a bit for
cash, over a check.
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Whole lot depends on area, quality, green, dry, surfacing, etc. I can buy all
the YP I want for about half a buck a board foot, on a good day, 65 cents on a
bad day. It's green and rough, log run, which means that it's probably 1/3 fire
wood (and poplar is LOUSY firewood). The rest is usable in one form or another,
but only about a third will be top grade lumber.
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