03-08-2010 02:13 PM
I know a fellow from work who has a bunch of rough cut oak he is willing to sell. neither of us really know what rough cut oak is worth its all been stickered and is plenty dry in the loft of his barn (lotsa bird poo but dry) When i asked what he wanted for it he said make an offer. So there is the ? what is a resonable offer for something like that. Thanks
03-08-2010 02:21 PM
google is your friend
just peeked here
i'd offer him about 1/2 to 2/3 the going price. retail oak is selling for about $5/BF. i'd offer $3/bf, if really dirty, $2/bf.
03-08-2010 02:27 PM
There are a lot of other dimensions to the price. For example, is it red oak or white oak. Was it ever graded? Oak can sell commercially from FAS (First and Second) down to common or below. Being in the loft of a barn, unless the barn is heated, and it sounds like it's not, doesn't mean it is dry enough to be ready to use for furniture. It would be air dried--a percentage of moisture which varies depending on where in the country you are. Is it all 4/4? What are the width's--wide is worth more. Is any of it quarter sawn?
03-08-2010 03:12 PM
Local graigs list just had rough sawn red oak (no grades) $2.00 pbf,
rough sawn black walnut (kiln dried, no grades) $2.40 pbf.
This is in Minnesota.
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03-09-2010 10:26 AM
When my son and I are buying 4/4 rough Oak lumber from an individual we usually pay $1.00/bf and sometimes we even get it for less. We find deals like this to be common.