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Forum topic by ckorkyrun89 posted 03-26-2020 04:30 PM 157 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-26-2020 04:30 PM

Hey everyone,

I’ve been looking for walnut to build my dining room table out of. I have gotten prices from a couple sellers on Craigslist (local sawmills) as well as a few of the stores around Raleigh that sell lumber. All of the 8/4 prices are between about $8 and $12 a board foot and most of the 4/4 prices are between $7 and $10 a board foot.

Now I know that walnut has gotten expensive over the last several years, but I expected to be able to find it cheaper at sawmills. Does anyone have any suggestions of places that I should try? I’m looking for around 100 BF total.


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#1 posted 03-26-2020 04:34 PM

You don’t have a cabinet supplier around?

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#2 posted 03-26-2020 04:36 PM

I checked with Wurth and they were about middle of the prices I listed up above.

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#3 posted 03-26-2020 04:43 PM

Wurth supplies the cabinet shops around?

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#4 posted 03-26-2020 04:45 PM

I don’t care for walnut but i have a bunch and need to get rid of. Finally decided to make 4 more end tables and they closed the daycare and Im baby sitting for a month…

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#5 posted 03-26-2020 04:47 PM

I just checked Steve Wall lumber in Mayodan, and his prices are more or less what you’ve found so far. Unless you find some from a private seller, ti sounds like that’s the going price right now.

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#6 posted 03-26-2020 04:49 PM

We are paying about $8/bf in Phoenix.
Lately, Walnut orders have picked up for us.
Probably because we added a walnut display in our showroom recently.

I always thought the mills would have better prices, especially when you factor transportation costs to a distributor where we are buying.

Sometimes the price depends on your relationship with the mill. They really don’t want to deal with small orders, when they could fill a tractor trailer with that same invoice. IMHO.

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#7 posted 03-26-2020 04:51 PM

Walnut prices dropped and then climbed up I’ll get caught on Sapele if I don’t have enough for adirondack chairs hopefully I do…$7.50 bd ft…

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#8 posted 03-26-2020 05:13 PM

Just north of Burlington is the hardwood store. Gibsonville. https://www.hardwoodstore.com/
I have a large walnut I need to drop, but I am going to try and get it rough sawn and stack it a year myself.

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#9 posted 03-26-2020 05:20 PM

We will be in lockdown by tomorrow you know.

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