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Forum topic by MattMan777 posted 06-13-2021 04:29 PM 260 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-13-2021 04:29 PM

Topic tags/keywords: redwood reclaimed value

I am demolishing a few old structures. That date back to late 1800 early 1900 s looking to be fare but would like to know what the lumber could be worth


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#1 posted 06-13-2021 04:42 PM

well judging by the prices for reclaimed wood at my supplier,a lot.old barnwood is in high demand these days and goes for top dollar.if it’s not rotted and solid it would be worth saving or selling.

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#2 posted 06-13-2021 04:48 PM

Like pottz said prices are going WAY up for reclaimed lumber. The one outfit in my area that specializes in it is around $10 bf for white oak and $8 bf for fir last time I checked with them. Those prices were for straight clean nail free 4×6 or larger beams. I want to say their 8/4 stock is still around $4-$5 a board foot but I don’t recall. Last time I called them I was interested in reclaimed beams for building a new bench.

I know they also sell the siding off old barns by the linear foot but a lot of that isn’t going to be good for much besides crafts.

I love working with reclaimed lumber and if I was demolishing a couple buildings would be hoarding as much of it as I could store.

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#3 posted 06-13-2021 05:08 PM

as an example here in socal my supplier has old oak beams he sells for mantels and such,a 4×10x6’ goes for about 250 bucks,but that will vary greatly by your location.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#4 posted 06-13-2021 06:44 PM

Redwood implies West Coast, and the date would imply that it is real aged heartwood, which is probably not rotten, or at least the bugs have left it alone. After the work you put into salvage (disassembly, cleanup, transport, storage, SPLINTERS), you shouldn’t expect too great a payback, but like Sansoo said, lots of people would love to get their hands on it.

Where/how do you intend to sell it? – please don’t say ebay :)

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