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Curly maple prices.

by mahdee
posted 09-12-2016 05:13 PM


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RogerM

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#1 posted 09-12-2016 05:26 PM

Great price!!! Buy me some!!!!

-- Roger M, Aiken, SC

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CharlesNeil

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#2 posted 09-12-2016 05:28 PM

depends on width /length and most of all the figure, meaning if its light curl, med curl or heavy curl,

but thats a decent price,

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mahdee

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#3 posted 09-12-2016 05:37 PM

Thanks Roger and Charles. I bought a little 3 months ago and they have some pretty figures; few are tiger maple. They random from 6” to 10” wide. I’ll be picking it up on Wednesday and will take some pictures. Another question, since these are kiln dried, do need to sticker them? We have a pretty humid environment here. My thinking was to stack them without stickers to keep the humidity out.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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CharlesNeil

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#4 posted 09-12-2016 05:53 PM

most guys who do this professionally don’t sticker once its kiln dried, thats been my observation , but do keep up off concrete, and stack flat and straight

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#5 posted 09-12-2016 05:59 PM

Thanks Charles. It will be stored on ceiling joist in my shop.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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#6 posted 09-12-2016 06:33 PM

that will work, the old shakers used to take their lumber into the attic , to let it “season”, read it in their journals , it about like a kiln in the summer .

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#7 posted 09-12-2016 10:04 PM

Hey Mahdee,I don’t have a comment on the prices in the US,just wanted to say it sounds like you’re up and around, again.keep it up.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#8 posted 09-12-2016 10:28 PM

Not bad for personal use. Very bad as an investment though. Not very liquid, unlikely to appreciate much in price, and pays no dividends. Plus it has to be stored and potentially insured against loss. Looking at a chart of the SPX vs curly maple boards going back to 1920, SPX has significantly outperformed.

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mahdee

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#9 posted 09-12-2016 11:54 PM

Thanks Charles, yes, 3 months of 90 to 100 degrees weather outside can really dry wood in a hurry in an attic.
Hey Ken, good hearing from you. I really didn’t stop and am totally healed up. Thank you.
Gargey, I have to disagree with you there. I have been an investor/trader for 18 years now. S&P is certainly a better gauge than DOW or Nasdaq, However, like the other two, when companies under perform, they are kicked out and replaced with the ones that meet their criterion. So, the charts can be somewhat deceiving. About 15 years ago I bought a bunch of 2×8 walnut for $6 each; 8’ long and still have some left. At $4/B/F, figure the price appreciation. The same is true with companies like Plum Creek which just sold to Weyerhaeuser. If you had invested in $10G’s in PCL 20 years ago you probably would have several hundred thousand today. This lumber is just a small part of my very diversified portfolio tangible assets.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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#10 posted 09-13-2016 02:03 AM

Congratulations, Mahdee! Please post some pictures.

-- God bless, Candy

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mahdee

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#11 posted 09-13-2016 10:19 AM

Will do Candy; thank you. I had to postpone the trip till next week due to the rain forecast for all of this week.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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#12 posted 09-13-2016 10:50 AM

S&P is certainly a better gauge than DOW or Nasdaq, However, like the other two, when companies under perform, they are kicked out and replaced with the ones that meet their criterion.

That’s the whole point for people who buy the index, and why the chart isn’t deceiving.

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mahdee

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#13 posted 09-13-2016 12:29 PM


S&P is certainly a better gauge than DOW or Nasdaq, However, like the other two, when companies under perform, they are kicked out and replaced with the ones that meet their criterion.

That s the whole point for people who buy the index, and why the chart isn t deceiving.

- OggieOglethorpe


Well, again have to disagree. You are thinking nominally (linear) instead of real trem:

-- earthartandfoods.com

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#14 posted 09-13-2016 01:03 PM

mahdee, i don’t think you know what you’re talking about.

anyone with an e*trade account can call themselves and investor/trader.

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#15 posted 09-13-2016 01:07 PM

gargey, we always can respectfully agree to disagree.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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mahdee

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#16 posted 09-21-2016 11:50 PM

So here is my load. Almost 3 hours of wheeling home and hoping for no flat tire; it all worked out. What do you think? I just have to say 3 hail Mary when I walk under the ceiling.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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#17 posted 09-22-2016 03:43 AM

Prettiest ceiling anywhere!

-- God bless, Candy

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#18 posted 09-22-2016 01:11 PM

Looks like a great deal on some good wood, surprised the ford ranger made it home with all that weight haha

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#19 posted 09-22-2016 01:38 PM

Ha, ha..


Prettiest ceiling anywhere!

- CFrye


-- earthartandfoods.com

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#20 posted 09-22-2016 01:38 PM

Gixxerjoe04, I had a sign on the back that says, “I can’t drive… 55”.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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#21 posted 09-22-2016 04:16 PM

looks like excellent material to me, i think you hit a home run

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mahdee

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#22 posted 09-22-2016 05:00 PM

Thanks Charles. Suddenly I have a fever to make some musical instruments. I might contact you for some advice as to how properly put a finish on these if you don’t mind. It has been more than 30 years since I made an instrument.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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Combo Prof

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#23 posted 09-22-2016 05:05 PM

I tried to buy some the other day and was told it would be $10 B/F and that was the going price. I said no thank you.
At $2.75 B/F I too would have bought it all.

-- Don K, (Holland, Michigan)

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mahdee

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#24 posted 09-22-2016 05:21 PM

Combo Prof, Thanks for the info.. Looks like I made a good investment choice.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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Kaleb the Swede

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#25 posted 09-22-2016 05:50 PM

Mahdee….where is it exactly you live….and when are you not home????

Just kidding, that is some amazing wood. I’m super jealous

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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mahdee

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#26 posted 09-22-2016 06:13 PM

Kaleb,
Ha, ha… If you want some, let me know. I still have your address. Hope the family is doing okay. I can get more of this plus all kinds of exotics from Africa and South America but they don’t ship so, I have to drive there to get it.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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#27 posted 09-22-2016 06:20 PM

That’s some beautiful stuff, I bought some highly figured curly maple myself awhile back mostly 8/4 6-7ft long and 8-12” wide I bought about 10 or so boards and paid around $100 for it all I only wished he’d had more.

If you ever get tired of looking up at it I’ll send you my address and I’ll take all you don’t want :)

-- Nick, “I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.” – Vincent Van Gogh

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#28 posted 09-22-2016 06:30 PM

be glad to help, i do alot of tiger maple, one of my favorites

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mahdee

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#29 posted 09-22-2016 07:56 PM

Nick, sounds like you got a good deal too.
Charles, I really would appreciate your help. Thank you.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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GR8HUNTER

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#30 posted 09-22-2016 11:14 PM

YOU MADE A GREAT DEAL :::: this is what I pay : http://www.groffslumber.com/maple.html

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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mahdee

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#31 posted 09-23-2016 12:30 AM

Wow Tony,
Maybe I should start my own distribution center???

-- earthartandfoods.com

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#32 posted 09-23-2016 12:48 AM

I can get curly maple a little cheaper than that, I pay 2.00 a board foot S2S FAS 13/16” if its hard maple, and 1.00 S2S FAS 5/8” if its soft maple, where I get it, kiln dried.

-- If its worth doing, its worth doing right the first time.

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mahdee

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#33 posted 09-23-2016 01:48 AM

RRivers, good deal. What is the name of the company? I might be interested to get more.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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