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Offline starmac

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Re: New here looking for advice
« Reply #40 on: February 10, 2019, 03:37:26 PM »
I don't know how much money is in it, but contractors use a lot of grade stakes and dunnage too.

Big dunnage is our local mills bread and butter, and their prices are out of sight, but there is no competition for big orders.
They started building pallets last year and are using lots of wood that way too. 
If pine is your main lumber there it may pay to build storage buildings or something similar to add value to the lumber you cut.

Are they still killing the pecan plantations off around there to build subdivisions, maybe possible to get some different type of wood.

I looked at some rustic cabinets up at black canyon city, that a guy built out of spalted mesquite, they came out very nice.
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Re: New here looking for advice
« Reply #41 on: February 10, 2019, 06:04:48 PM »
Brad_S, re-reading this many year old old, your reply #36 was dead on, and got me to laughing.  Loved the walnut story, I get those calls constantly.  ďCan you come and cut down the walnut thatís growing next to my backdoor, pay me for the tree, clean up the branches and then give me half the dried lumber? No?  Why not?  I thought you were a sawmill, donít you cut trees??Ē  

Great post.  

Some of the things you mention happen to us all the time.  
About the only one you didnít mention is the person who literally drives for hours in the pouring rain to get here, passes a dozen Wal Marts with racks of blue tarps for $25, shows up in their open bed pickup truck, buys a stack of high dollar, kiln dried and planed S4S wood and then asks if itís ok for the wood to ride back home in the rain.   ::)

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