Craigslist Wood Purchase

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Blog entry by Trev_Batstone posted 02-27-2012 02:31 AM 1742 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I responded to an ad on Craigslist this weekend for ‘Oak Board Shorts’. Sure enough, it turned out to be from a guy named Siggy, from whom I had purchased wood from twice before in the past. He was selling 81 boards of Oak, 22” in length, 4” wide, and 9/16” thick, all planed and ready for projects.. perfect width and thickness for more jewellery and keepsake boxes. I got the lot for $35 (approx. 25 board feet). The boards are all totally clear, no knots or defects anywhere. I feel that I got myself a good deal. I just gotta make room for the stash on my lumber rack now, which is pretty darn full as it is, but I assure you that I can find room for it.


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#1 posted 02-27-2012 02:37 AM

Good Deal, I cant get a used pallet around here for 30 bucks, time to move to your neck of the woods

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#2 posted 02-27-2012 07:12 PM

nice score!

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#3 posted 04-15-2012 10:25 PM

Good deal !
But I’ll ‘one up you’ LOL
My trailer is 5w x 10l x 2h and I totally loaded it to the point that the truck rear was very light due to rear overhang.
All the oak was 10”-16” wide with a few as wide as 18”.
My cost was $250.00. Never did calculate the cost per ft but for what I paid I could recoup by burning it in my fireplace.
We are talking maybe 150 cubic ft of nice oak.
Ok so some of the wide ones had some splits.

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