I have Walnut, White Oak, Brazilian Cherry (Jatoba), and Cherry, For Sale

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Forum topic by Mark Smith posted 08-02-2016 01:45 AM 1903 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-02-2016 01:45 AM

I have a lot of wood I’d like to get rid of. Here’s the catch, the wood is currently located in Manteca, California. I can’t tell you exactly how many board feet, but it took me four pickup truck trips in my Dodge Dakota to get it where it’s at. The rest of the catch is I’m not going to piece it out. I want to sell it in bulk for cash to somebody that can come and take it all.

The wood is in the photos below. Most of it is unsurfaced rough sawn. I have the three piles of Walnut, White Oak, Cherry, and Jatoba that are in the photos below. If you’re interested and have a long drive, I can get some better photos and maybe take some measurements and see if I can estimate the BF.

The first photo is a stack of Cherry, along with my dust collector hoses on top of it, but the hoses aren’t included.

Second photo is White Oak on top and the Brazilian Cherry on the bottom.

And the third photo is the walnut

The two bottom photos are hundreds of pieces of narrow wood that I cut into two foot lengths with in the intention of making cutting boards out of them. The top three shelves on the left rack and the bottom two on the right rack are all Walnut. Bottom shelf on the left is white oak. Top three shelves on the right is cherry. I will consider selling the 2 foot lengths in a separate transaction from the rest of the lumber.

I don’t know how much yet (make and offer?) but in the next day or two I’ll get over to where I have it and get some better measurements and see if I can figure out how much wood is there and what the current retails prices are. But I can assure you I’ll sell for probably a third of the retail price, maybe less.

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#1 posted 08-02-2016 01:49 AM

For whatever reason the two shelve loads of the two foot pieces came out sideways, but you get the message. What I would do with those is plane and joint them, then rip them into about 1 1/4 inch strips. Then glue them up and make cutting board blanks that by the time I planed and sanded them were 1 inch thick. Then I would cut them into various shapes with my CNC and sell them for about $75 each. There’s probably enough wood there for at least 100 cutting boards? $7500 worth! I’d sell both shelve loads for $500.

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#2 posted 08-02-2016 03:24 AM

What are you asking for the lot?

-- Greg D, Cen. CA, "Keep it on the Level, Do it Right the First Time!"

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#3 posted 08-02-2016 03:55 AM

I can’t send a pm because I just joined and don’t have any posts! I suppose this the first one

Anyway let me know. I’m not too far away in Los Altos



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#4 posted 08-02-2016 04:04 AM

Also interested, what are you asking for all? I would be driving from Reno NV

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#5 posted 08-02-2016 08:53 PM

Thanks for the interest, I just went over and measured it all so let me figure out the board feet and then I’ll check on retail prices and figure out how much I want for it all. It will be way less than retail, but I kind of want to know the retail price before I commit.

I’ll go in order of who responded here as for who gets first crack at it. Greg D is first on the list and he also sent a PM. So he’ll get first right of refusal. I have a few other things I have to get done this afternoon, but I’ll get back on this within a few hours.

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#6 posted 08-02-2016 09:31 PM

Okay here’s the deal, the measurements are just estimates but they should be pretty close. On the stacked lumber it appears I have about 224 BF of Walnut, 108 BF of Cherry, 144 BF of Jatoba, and 80 BF of White Oak. MacBeath hardwoods has retail online prices at $11 a BF for walnut, $7.80 for cherry, $9.40 for Jatoba, and $5.25 for white oak. So McBeath retail would be $2,464 for the walnut, $842 for the Cherry, $1,353 for the Jatoba, and $420 for the white oak. So that’s a grand total of $5080.00 retail value and I’ve bought wood from MacBeath before and this wood is consistent with what they sell.

So given the over $5000 retail price, I’ll sell all four stacks of the lumber for $2,000 and then all the 2’ thin cut pieces for $500. The 2’ pieces are not included in the above BF numbers. So $2500 takes all, or I’ll do two transactions if somebody doesn’t want both.

On edit: Even better yet, $2250 takes all, or $2,000 for the long pieces and $500 for the 2’ cut pieces if done in different transactions.

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#7 posted 08-03-2016 03:45 PM

The wood has been sold. Thanks all.

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