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Price of white oak logs
« on: December 11, 2017, 04:44:54 PM »
Seeing all this beautiful quarsawn white oak on the forum lately and really want to get my hands on some. I called a guy I've known for a while that also has a mill and asked if he had any on hand. He said he had a few big one suitable for quarter sawing. I asked about a bf  price and he said "round .70 a bf or so. I'm located in northwest Florida near with a Alabama. Does that price seem in line with the market? If i do end up getting some I'll have yo pick up at his local he will load with his equipment... how should I deduct for defects as ive realy never even scaled a log. White oak of any size is hard to come by in this area. Whatcha think?

Ps I'm just a hobbyist how would like some more qswo for future projects. No sales of lumber.

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Re: Price of white oak logs
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2017, 07:51:17 PM »
I've been paying .70 - $1.00 bd ft for WO grade logs >20" small end.
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Re: Price of white oak logs
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2017, 09:14:39 PM »
I try to get it, It's not a big thing around here, I try to get 16' for trailer decking.
And offer .65 a bf
We have a lot of taper on W,O, so the loggers cut 8' and 10'.
I pasted up a load of 8s and10s 2 weeks ago.
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Re: Price of white oak logs
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2017, 09:17:55 PM »
Above 16" ranges from $0.40 to $1.00 around here, the lower end just being a mill that will buy anything from anybody and re-sells their grade logs for a decent profit without ever sawing them, so I don't think your price is out of line at all. 
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Re: Price of white oak logs
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2017, 10:13:30 PM »
He mentioned a crotch at the end of one. Does the crotch get scaled or is tgat looked at as a deduction on footage.. any figure in white oak crotches?

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Re: Price of white oak logs
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2017, 04:57:57 AM »
I've been paying .70 - $1.00 bd ft for WO grade logs >20" small end.
Scott, what scale do you use and I'm guessing that deliver price?
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Re: Price of white oak logs
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2017, 07:31:06 AM »
White oak splits bad at the pith.  I suspect that the crotch will split and crack.
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Re: Price of white oak logs
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2017, 09:54:18 AM »
I'm thinking, at 70 cents per BF for white oak logs, It would do me well to just sell the few I have and not even bother milling it. I must be working way too cheap,.

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Re: Price of white oak logs
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2017, 08:11:51 PM »
I've been paying .70 - $1.00 bd ft for WO grade logs >20" small end.
Scott, what scale do you use and I'm guessing that deliver price?

Ricky, that price is for delivered logs, clear four faces, centered pith, no sign of stain or other damage, 6+ growth rings per inch.

Low grade logs (trailer decking) are purchased for .35 bd ft delivered.

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