Wood report

Wood report

Postby rgulley » Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:43 am

Several members met Saturday 24th to evaluate a "too good to be true" stash of wood. The phrase is accurate here. Instead of 8000-10000 bdft, there was about 3000 (conservative figure.) The wood was mostly stacked and stickered, but the floor was giving way. There was also signs of powder post critters.
We started with about 12 people interested and ended up with 4. The gentleman turned down $500, but would have accepted $650-675. There's a lot of usable wood there, but also a lot of nasty work (with a moderate risk of injury) to get the wood out.
The last 4 left standing plans to make the $500 offer again and hopes he turns us down. If you're interested in joining in, respond here.
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Re: Wood report

Postby loyd » Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:40 am

Not surprised.
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Re: Wood report

Postby rgulley » Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:43 am

I suppose this is the final report. Paul Fulks, Larry Wenland, Billy Bob Carden, and I split the wood four ways. It took us a little over two hours to move the wood out and load it on our trailers. It took my grandson and I considerably longer to sort and stack the lumber when we got home. I ended up with a mixture of oak (most 2"), cedar, walnut, cherry, and poplar. The majority was nice and straight. Some of the oak showed signs of powder post critters (holes) and 2-3 boards showed active signs (wood dust.) All in all, I'm happy with the purchase. Didn't get an accurate measurement/estimate, but probably over a 1000 bdft. Below is a picture of stored wood and I took some to the shop. My cost $140.

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Re: Wood report

Postby southpaw57 » Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:12 am

Looks like it may have been worth the effort. :geek:
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Re: Wood report

Postby sid_matheny » Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:04 pm

Looks like a great gloat to me! Better keep an eye on the critters as they are always looking for a free lunch.
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