Figured Big Leaf Maple for sale Reducing my wood collection of many years

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John Ormsby

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05-11-2014 12:58 AM

Hello All,

I am reducing drastically my wood collection of many years.

I have about 3,000 board feet of air dried for over 15 years very good figured big leaf maple. It is from 1” to 1 1/2” thick and the lengths are from about 5’ to 9’ . The widths are from 6” to about 16” wide.

This is going cheap. $2 per board foot.

Will sell for $1 per board foot if one buys 300 board feet or more.

All of the wood is in the rough. The images are will give you an idea of what some of the figure looks like when surfaced.

Send me an email via Lumberjocks if interested.

I am in the Sacramento area.

Thanks, John

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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#1 posted 05-11-2014 11:37 AM

If I was anywhere close, I would be there right away …...

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 05-11-2014 12:04 PM

Same as redoak, I would take the lot if I was even half the distance. Good luck.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 05-11-2014 05:03 PM

Hi John, I don’t have enough posts to message you. I’m in the area and very intrested in buying some. If you could message me I would appreciate it.
Thanks mike.

-- mike, manteca,ca.

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Steve Peterson

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#4 posted 05-16-2014 03:46 AM

Hi John, I may be interested if you still have some left in a couple of months. We are buying a new house in about 6 weeks and my wife would kill me if I bought a bunch of wood right now. It looks like it has some incredible figure.

-- Steve

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John Ormsby

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#5 posted 05-16-2014 05:19 AM

Hi Steve, No problem. I imagine there will still be a lot of wood left. I actually have about 5,500 board feet of the figured big leaf maple. Just don’t have the time to work it all.

Good luck on your home purchase. Send me an email when you are ready.

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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#6 posted 06-02-2014 04:36 AM

Just sent a PM.


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#7 posted 06-04-2014 06:59 PM

Would you consider shipping some of the shorter boards ?

I am in Texas.


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#8 posted 06-07-2014 01:38 AM

My wife saw the pictures and said get some. SO I called a buddy and we’re splitting 300 feet of nice stuff. Wish I had more cash for a larger stock. Ah well, I guess I will have to live with 150 feet. (It’s a short bed Tacoma but it’s still full and I imagine I may have shortened the lives of the shocks.)

Oh, as of this post he still has some more.

-- -Steven Peck,

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#9 posted 06-10-2014 11:48 PM

Hi john, I’m interested in purchasing some of your boards but I don’t have enough posts to email you here, can you pm me your email? Thanks, alan

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John Ormsby

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#10 posted 06-16-2014 03:24 PM

Hello All, Here is an update on the wood for sale.

I would like to thank all of you LJers who have come buy and purchased this wood. I hope you enjoy it.

There is still about 1500 board feet of this figured Big Leaf Maple left in another pile. The wood has been going fast. It is similar to the photo above that sepeck shows in the back of his truck. It is mostly 4/4 to 6/4 thick and about 9’ to 10’ long.

Please send me an email if interested.

Thanks, John

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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#11 posted 06-16-2014 04:45 PM

Amazing deal for those who are close enough to take advantage. If only!

On behalf of wood junkies worldwide, thanks!

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John Ormsby

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#12 posted 08-13-2014 05:13 PM

Hello All,

The Big Leaf is all SOLD for now.

I want to thank all of those who came over and bought this big leaf maple.


-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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