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MattyMattAg

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01-02-2019 01:58 AM

Topic tags/keywords: cherry wood project alaskan mill

So I decided to invest some money in an Alaskan mill and have had some fun over the past month. Up in AR right now visiting the in-laws and milled up this beast… wild cherry.

I got (7) 2” slabs that are 24-28” wide and 9’ long. My biggest problem is I don’t really know what to build with it. Also, would be curious to know what you guys think each of these slabs is worth?

-- If Jesus was a carpenter, what better profession could there be?


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#1 posted 01-02-2019 02:54 AM

Matt do you have any over 2” I wouldn’t want to pay freight for a slab but would love to get some cherry with character – 2.5-3” material for pepper mills etc. And/or some 2” for some handwheels.

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#2 posted 01-02-2019 03:08 AM

Price is going to be very dependent on area and how it dries.

My area not too hard to find guys selling cherry slabs. One that size wouldn’t be too difficult to find for 175 to 200 dollars air dried in my location (Central Indiana).

In regards to what to build bar tops pretty easy route to go with them and a good up charge and seam to be popular in a lot of the brewery/pub/restaurants that pop up. Headboards another easy one and hallway tables. Much depends on the clients you have in an area and what you are comfortable in building.

Some good looking wood for sure and would have me out looking for the next log for sure.

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#3 posted 01-02-2019 03:22 AM



Matt do you have any over 2” I wouldn t want to pay freight for a slab but would love to get some cherry with character – 2.5-3” material for pepper mills etc. And/or some 2” for some handwheels.

- GrantA

Grant, how wide and how long do you need it? There are about 3 other pieces I’m going to mill up and can do some of you are interested.

Where are you located?

-- If Jesus was a carpenter, what better profession could there be?

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#4 posted 01-02-2019 03:40 AM

I’m in SW GA
I’d like to get enough that I could cut maybe [email protected] 2×8x8 and [email protected] 3×3x12. Plus whatever else fills a box nicely :-) I could send you a FedEx label if that’s convenient

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#5 posted 01-02-2019 03:53 AM

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#6 posted 01-02-2019 02:05 PM

As to your statement “I don’t know what to build with it”
Just wait a while…..........It will speak to you. It will tell you what to do. But it will take a while to dry, so if it doesn’t tell you what it wants to become for a year or two, don’t worry.

-- Rustfever, Central California

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