How much should I ask for slabbed, dried mesquite?

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Forum topic by mathguy1981 posted 12-21-2018 02:34 AM 488 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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12-21-2018 02:34 AM

Long story short, I bought most of a barnfull of dried slabs, most of them mesquite (I’m in San Antonio). Although I will make furniture out of the vast majority of these, some I plan to sell to other woodworkers and makers to free up some cash.
A pretty common size I have is about 6’, 12” wide, and 1-2 inches think. Rough sawn, but air dried. How much should I ask for a slab like that?

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#1 posted 12-21-2018 05:14 AM

Around here (Tucson) the going rate is around $10 to $13 a bd-ft for 4/4 and another buck for 8/4. The better yards also only include the heart wood in the calculation for bd-ft. If you have some standout slabs, with exceptional grain for instance, you can up that.

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